Friday , Nov , 07 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Magic activate Garrity; Giricek on IL

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic activated forward Pat Garrity
on Friday and placed guard Gordan Giricek on the injured list.

Garrity hasn’t played since last season, missing all of the Magic’s preseason
games and the first five contests of this season after a pair of operations on
his right knee over the summer.

The 27-year-old Garrity, who will be available Friday night against Minnesota,
averaged 10.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season for the Magic. In
five NBA seasons with Orlando and Phoenix, the 6-foot-9 forward has shot
better than 41 percent from three-point territory.

Giricek has been placed on the IL because of a strained right arch. He has
played in two games with the Magic this season, averaging 5.5 points and 3.5
rebounds per contest.

The team also announced that rookie guard Keith Bogans has been activated and
will be available for Friday’s game. He missed the first five games of the
regular season with right knee patella tendinitis.