Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick will be a game-time decision for Monday's contest after recovering from a virus that sidelined him against the Toronto Raptors.
Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick is a game-time decision for Monday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks as he is still recovering from a virus that kept him out of Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Redick did go through Monday morning practice with the team and it has been reported that he is feeling much better:
"I'm feeling better, but it was a pretty brutal 24 hours from 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to (Sunday) afternoon. I'm feeling better, but I have a ways to go to recover. We'll see how I feel later today. I'm doing everything that I can. (Sunday) night was the first meal that I had had in 48 hours and I was able to keep that down. Part of regaining your strength is being able to eat."
Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn said that the Magic missed his ability to spur ball movement as well as movement away from the ball. Redick believes that he can help the Magic avoid a slow start, something that has been detrimental to the Magic this season, if he plays on Monday if the team is more in tune with the game plan and play with more intensity:
"The first thing is focus and our focus has to be on the game plan. You shouldn't mess up game plan things in the first quarter and we've been susceptible to that all season. So there's got to be a better focus."
The Magic play the Hawks at Philips Arena on Monday. The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET tip off. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV