Friday , Feb , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic and J.J. Redick Not a Good Fit

Frustrated for a second consecutive season, Orlando Magic shooting guard J.J. Redick said Wednesday that he had his agent explore possible trades to see if he could find playing time elsewhere. 'We want to see what's out there," Redick said. "I want to stay here, but it's been frustrating.' Magic General Manager Otis Smith, however, said he has told Redick's agent,  Arn Tellem, that he currently has no plans to deal the club's 2006 first-round pick out of Duke.

'I told him what I tell everybody else,' Smith said. 'Why would I do that before I've really seen him? So he can do something somewhere else? I think J.J. can play. 'He has to have patience. It's the worst thing for young guys, having patience. I know. I was that guy (when Smith played in the NBA).' Smith said he also needs to hang onto Redick because three of the Magic's shooting guards — Maurice Evans, Keyon Dooling and Keith Bogans (player option) can become free agents after the season. Click here for more fromthe Orlando Sentinel.