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Florida Today: "Former Duke star J.J. Redick was in Orlando last Friday to dine with Smith, Twardzik and head coach Brian Hill, but Redick did not work out for the team because of a mild back injury.
He recently had a pain-killing injection in his back and was checked out by team doctors last week in Orlando. The injury was not deemed to be serious, Twardzik said.
Also, Redick was arrested earlier this month in Durham, N.C., on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, but the incident isn't expected to affect his draft stock. Redick won all or part of five national player-of-the-year awards this past season after averaging 26.8 points per game.
'It has to raise some red flags, and you just do more background checks to see if this is something that's a problem or was it just a foolish mistake the kid made,' Twardzik said. 'You go beyond just talking to the people at Duke because you don't want a one-sided story. We think we've done our homework.'
Arkansas's Ronnie Brewer, Memphis' Rodney Carney and Villanova's Randy Foye are other shooting guard options.
The Magic could opt for a post player to give them more bulk on the low block. The Magic are stocked at power forward with Dwight Howard, Darko Milicic, Tony Battie and Garrity, but they lack a true center.
Some centers expected to be available at No. 11 are Bradley's Patrick O'Bryant (7-0, 249), North Carolina State's Cedric Simmons (6-10, 223) and Senegal's Saer Sene.
O'Bryant is a classic late-bloomer whose stock had shot up dramatically of late. Sene still is learning the game but is projected as a top-notch shot-blocker with an incredible 7-foot, 81/2-inch wingspan."