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Magic's Arenas Could Replace Nelson

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A Magic P.R. person came by in the third quarter to tell some of us media types that Nelson was sick, curious timing, given that Van Gundy had just pulled Nelson and he didn't look happy. (He later played in the final period and didn't appear to need Pepto-Bismol later).

He might feel queasier today.

Nelson could go from a full-time starter to a full-time bench player, all but completing a wholesale change in the Magic's make-up after two trades.

One trade, the riskiest by GM Otis Smith, delivered the controversial Arenas.

Van Gundy was almost too emphatic when he announced on Saturday, right after the deals, that Nelson still was the...

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