Tim Povtak has this report from the Magic's practice this morning. Jameer Nelson feels well enough to play tonight after sitting out Saturday's game with the flu virus, but Keyon Dooling (sprained left foot) and Keith Bogans (strained stomach muscle) are out and doubtful, respectively. Thus, J.J. Redick will get to play significant minutes backing up Maurice Evans at the two-guard.
The door is wide-open for J.J. If he brings it tonight against one of the East's best teams, he'll have proven something. If not... well, opportunities like this one don't come around very often. Hell, on Friday, the Sentinel published a report which stated Redick would return to the end of the bench. In light of that, Jonathan Clay Redick had better play his heart out tonight if he wants to carve his way into the rotation for the playoff push.
UPDATE: Keith Bogans will try to play, says Brian Schmitz. I doubt he'll get much burn, though. How effective can Bogans be if he has a strained stomach muscle? And isn't a healthy (not to mention motivated) J.J. Redick better than an ailing Bogans? I think so. We'll see if Stan Van Gundy agrees.