ORLANDO, Fla. Beno Udrih, Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb have gone from a team in the thick of playoff contention to one enduring some thin times.
And theysay they couldnt be more thrilled.
The newest members of the Orlando Magic, obtained last week in the trade that sent J.J. Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks, didnt have the benefit of a practice with the team before Saturday nights loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But their impact was immediately felt, with Udrih scoring 10 points and handing out seven assists in 27 minutes and Harris finishing with 14 points (all in the second half), six rebounds and three blocked shots.
Ive been here three days, and Ive already felt more at home than I did in Milwaukee for a year and a half, Udrih said before the Magic departed for Philadelphia and their meeting Tuesday night with the 76ers. It was just a bad situation there. Im a professional, and Im a man. So I like to be told straight up what they expect from me. In Milwaukee, that never happened....