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(12-40) vs. (15-37)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 4.5
Tickets: $1-$120 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Won 107-98 in Charlotte on Dec. 15; Lost 106-100 in Orlando on Jan. 18; Tonight in Orlando; March 27 in Charlotte
1) J.J. Redick tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that he has no "gut feeling" about what will transpire before Thursday's trade deadline. It is certainly Decision Week for the Magic regarding Redick.
2) Ken Berger of CBS Sports has the latest rumor involving Redick. He reports the Magic and Bucks have discussed a deal that would send Redick to Milwaukee for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Berger notes though that the deal could be part of a larger plan that involves moving Monta Ellis out of Milwaukee. Orlando is seeking no less than a first round pick for Redick, according to Marc Stein of TrueHoop.
3) For those in the KeepJJ camp, Redick tells Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that he was told the Magic are "open" to resigning him this summer.
4) In other rumor news, Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reports the Magic and Knicks have discussed a Redick-for-Iman Shumpert swap (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
5) John Raffel of Rant Sports says it is time for the Magic to give Kyle O'Quinn a longer look. I agree, believing the second half of the season will see a lot more of the rookies in game action. The Magic will be focusing on the lottery and continuing to play hard in the final two months of the season, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.