The Orlando Magic have played tough, inspired basketball to surpass expectations in what was widely expected to be a difficult rebuilding season. After trading away Dwight Howard, most expected the Magic to have one of the worst records in the NBA and a high lottery pick. They’ve responded to the doubts by playing extremely hard and competing every night. While their effort has been admirable, it hasn’t translated into wins ever since they won four out of five in mid-December. Some positives can be found in some of the worst situations; J.J. Redick is one of the positives for the Magic.
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