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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Chicago Tribune writer predicts Magic will take Redick

Chicago Tribune basketball writer Sam Smith, in Wednesday's paper, predicted how the upcoming draft will go. With the Magic selecting 11th, here's what Smith had to say about Duke shooting guard J.J. Redick going to the Magic:

"This is higher than many draft experts project, but Magic is said to like him to help spread the court for Dwight Howard."

Personally, even though I'm alarmed at how dramatically Redick's shooting % fell off the last month of the season (fatigue had a lot to do with it), this would be a good risk for the Magic, as Redick set just about every ACC record for 3 pt shooting, and as we all know, the Magic were one of the worst 3 pt shooting teams in the league. If the Magic can spot Redick's minutes effectively, he would be a huge asset off the bench with his shooting.


  • At 8:50 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    If they can't get Brandon Roy or Randy Foye I hope they trade the pick for a veteran SG.

    It sounds like they will not resign Deshawn Stevenson if he opts out. I'm not comfortable with the idea of starting the season with Keyon Dooling and JJ Redick at SG.

    If Stevenson does not opt out then Redick might be fun to watch off the bench. Roy or Foye could become starters though.


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