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Dec 19

Wednesday’s Magic Word

  • Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward: “[A] player I wouldn’t mind seeing traded this season is Orlando’s J.J. Redick, who seems to have all of the qualities of a deadline-day target. He plays for a team that, while impressive in its efforts thus far, ultimately can’t make best use of his game. He’s in the final year of his deal on a team that really has no business re-signing him with so much extraneous salary already on the books. He does a little of everything, but has great specific value in helping to space the floor with accurate shooting and clever curls. His presence isn’t a defensive concession, and he can handle the ball somewhat reliably. That’s an incredible package of skills that shouldn’t take a king’s ransom to acquire.”
  • The Orlando Magic insist they won’t overlook the Washington Wizards, owners of the worst record in the NBA at 3-19, in tonight’s game.
  • Team defense has been a big reason for the Magic’s surprising 11-13 record.
  • Is a J.J. Redick-Derrick Williams swap a possibility for Orlando at the trade deadline?
  • Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel on the Wizards: “This was supposed to be the season the Wizards made a playoff push, but they’re struggling more than anyone anticipated. Washington has lost six of its last seven games, including Tuesday night’s 100-95 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks in D.C.”
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