Found February 04, 2013 on
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BOSTON — Seven years removed from his last 3-pointer with Duke, J.J. Redick does not receive the same relentless treatment from fans as he did early in his career. Back then, the anti-Duke armies at certain arenas would boo loudly whenever the former NCAA Player of the Year touched the ball or kinda, sorta exaggerated contact whenever a defender bumped him. Although he never averaged more than 15 minutes per game until his third NBA season, a young Redick easily would have found his way onto the list of the most disliked players in the league.
Either some people’s memories have faded, or there is a renewed appreciation for Redick’s game, because whenever Redick hit a shot or tumbled to the floor during the Magic’s loss to the Celtics last Friday, there was no more than a smattering of boos from the stands of the TD Garden. Among those who have followed Redick’s career, there is at last a begrudging respect for the type of player he has become.
That player — one constantly in motion,...
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Orlando Magic guard and sharpshooter J.J. Redick appears to perennially be on the team’s trade block, but at this point most clubs ESPN’s Marc Steinspeaks with believe he will “definitely be dealt” between now and the deadline.The Orlando sharpshooter is the player, with Gay off the board, most teams cite when asked to name a player who will definitely be dealt between now...
J.J. Redick has reportedly drawn interest from the Boston Celtics and other teams. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Orland Magic's sharpshooting guard is the player most team officials name when asked "who will definitely be dealt
between now and the deadline."
What do the Magic want? Draft picks or a good young player on a rookie contact.
When it rains, it pours.
Late in Saturday's game against Milwaukee, J.J. Redick appeared to be favoring his shoulder as he went to the bench late in the game. Redick had to fight off Monta Ellis for most of the night but it appeared that his foray into the paint is what knicked him this time.
And it appears it got him a little bit harder than initially believed.
The Magic have made no secret that they are hoping to develop talent and home-grow a team. That is the process the Spurs and Thunder used. That is why every trade rumor includes a desire for Orlando to acquire draft picks or young players on cheap contracts.
This season though is also about the development of Jacque Vaughn as a head coach.
Vaughn has been out of the NBA for...
Lots of guys sitting out tonight. Here's who we know for sure won't be suiting up:
If there was a sense of urgency in this snoozer of a game, it likely came in the fourth quarter. The Magic were not getting much offensively, were doing enough defensively to keep the scoring margin close but not inspiring much hope that they would come back and win. Not with Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo and J.J. Redick out with nagging injuries. Orlando had just nine players available...
When J.J. Redick jokingly said the basketball gods were against the Magic after three tip-in attempts failed to send the Magic to overtime against the Pistons, you could take it as the light-hearted frustration of a team on a losing streak.
Of course, then Glen Davis went down with a fractured left foot and his career season was cut off prematurely. Then you step back and consider...
Last night's victory over the Orlando Magic was the least bit impressive.
The victory was not the night's biggest story; Thaddeus Young's injury was. Young suffered a left hamstring strain during second quarter of the Sixers 78-62 victory over the Magic. News came back, but Young did not.
Today, Young went and got an MRI done on the hamstring and it revealed that he has...
Video courtesy of OfficialCeltics
Here is a video of highlights from Jeff Green's performance against the Orlando Magic on Friday. Green had 17 points on 8-14 shooting off the bench. He also had 4 rebounds and 4 assists, in the Celtics win.
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NewsTags: Nick YoungOrlando MagicPhiladelphia SixersSpencer HawesThe Philadelphia 76ers won their third straight game on Monday night, taking down the Orlando Magic 78-61. The Sixers have now improved to 21-26 on the season.
This was a win that the Sixers absolutely had to have. The Orlando Magic came into this game missing a handful of their...
Game time: Monday at 7:30 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports Florida
Though Philadelphia has struggled with Orlando in recent years, a visit from the reeling Magic might provide the 76ers with a good chance to match their longest winning streak of the season.
Hoping to further take advantage of a favorable stretch on their longest homestand of the season, the 76ers look for a third straight victory...
LA Clippers -250 @ Orlando Magic
The Magic are reeling, having dropped 10 straight. They will also likely be without Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick, Glen Davis, and Aaron Afflalo.
The Clips are on a bit of a slide themselves, having lost three straight. They should be able to shake that tonight, even if Blake sits as a precaution.