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J.J. Redick to Lose Starting Spot to Courtney Lee

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Orlando Magic shooting guard, J.J. Redick, will find a comfortable spot back on the bench, after it was announced that coach Steve Van Gundy will opt for rookie Courtney Lee.

Lee was playing efficient basketball all season and against the 76ers in the first round, but was forced out of action due to a facial injury.

During his absence, Redick has carved a niche in the starting line-up, as he dropped in timely scoring, as well as under-valued defense

Ironically criticized for "less than ideal" athleticism and supposed "poor lateral quickness", Redick is actually a good defender.

While Lee is arguably the superior defender, it's also arguable that while Redick is already doing an admirable job o...

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