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Monday, November 16, 2009

Magic injury update

Here are excerpts from an article Sunday by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

Jameer Nelson missed his second consecutive day of practice Sunday because he was feeling sick. Van Gundy said Nelson was tested for all kinds of flu and that the test showed the point guard has a bad cold or an upper-respiratory infection. Van Gundy said he thinks Nelson "has a good chance to play" versus the Bobcats.

Marcin Gortat might not be so fortunate. The backup center missed practice Sunday because he felt under the weather, and Van Gundy said he doesn't expect Gortat to be available to play Monday.

Van Gundy said he doesn't know whether J.J. Redick will play because the shooting guard tweaked his right ankle Saturday.


● PF Brandon Bass, who missed Friday's game and Saturday's practice because he had flu-like symptoms, practiced on Sunday.

● PF Ryan Anderson, who sprained his right ankle on Nov. 6, expects to make his return Monday. "I feel like I'm in good shape," Anderson said. "I feel like I can just come back and start getting in my normal rhythm of playing."

● Lewis said he's been told by Van Gundy that he'll play at small forward on occasion. "I'm fine with that," Lewis said. "The only difference is on the defensive end, chasing guys off screens and guarding the pick-and-roll."

● The Magic spent just 15 minutes Sunday scrimmaging five-on-five because of their reduced manpower, Van Gundy said. "We've been struggling to get stuff accomplished in the last couple of days," the coach said. "You do what you can."


  • At 4:18 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Magic still won't be 100%, with Gortat being out and possibly Redick also, and Nelson being slowed by his sickness.

    But it'll be great to see Rashard Lewis and Ryan Anderson back!

  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Agreed! Rashard and dwight back together as the bigs is what makes us so good. We could actually see our starting line-up for the first time this season. Our bench will be a little depleted so i expect to see RA & BB play together at PF & C with the second unit,Jwill and MP will round out the reserves for tonight.


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