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Magic at Pistons: J.J. Redick replaces DeQuan Jones in starting lineup

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When the Magic visit the Pistons on Tuesday, Redick will make his fifth start of the year. He replaces Jones, who had started Orlando's last 10 games.

J.J. Redick
J.J. Redick
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Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn has shuffled his starting lineup yet again. The team's official public-relations Twitter account announced before Tuesday's tipoff between the Magic and the Detroit Pistons that J.J. Redick will start alongside Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis, and Nikola Vucevic, a group which is 1-1 starting together in 2012/13. Redick's start slides Afflalo to small forward and moves DeQuan Jones to the bench.

The start will be Redick's fifth of the season. In his four previous starts, he's averaged 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, shooting 40 percent from the field and 25.5 percent from three-point range. Coincidentally, one of his prior starts also came in a road game against the Pistons, one in which Orlando prevailed.

Jones, an undrafted rookie from Miami, had started the Magic's last 10 games, replacing Maurice Harkless. In those 10 starts, Jones was often tasked with defending the opposition's top perimeter scoring option, and he contributed 5.5 points and 2.9 rebounds on 53.2 percent shooting from the floor.

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