So basically before the Stomach Virus the Magic looked like a team to be reckoned with. 14-4 before the Virus hit, which Dwight Howard, Mickael Pietrus, JJ Redick, ect got and to this day it is not really known how the players received it. The notable wins was again the Heat, which Nelson attacked the basket and had 10+ assists that game and Redick did a solid job filling in for Vince Carter. The Bulls which we have blown out three straight times and did so during this stretch (funny how when Carter and Lewis were on the roster we demolish the Bulls but all of a sudden we cant beat them). Ever since the flu hit we beat the Pistons but after that period we lost four straight games, then another 4 straight and lost 8 of 10 before the trade. Before flu virus, great start. During and shortly after, different team. There were good and bad that came out of the trade but had the stomach virus outbreak not occurred where would you think the Magic would be right now? One thing that could have been guaranteed would be that this trade would not have occurred.
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