Redick’s debut came in the 14th game of the Magic’s season. Redick, who has been frustrated by his lack of playing time, played the final 3:27 of Saturday’s game.Big day for Adam, too, in the Bobcats' loss to the Heat: he put up 27 (10 in junk time), saying, "I know I can play in this league. I know I can succeed in this league if I do it the right way. Once the shots start falling, I'll feel a lot more comfortable offensively. But I know I belong out there."
“It was definitely good to get on the court and play a little bit. I guess officially I’m an NBA player now,” Redick said with a smile after the game. “At this point in time, I’ll take whatever I can get. I’ll just keep working hard and hopefully I’ll play meaningful minutes at some point in time.”
With Orlando (10-4) up by 22 points with 11:18 to go, the crowd chanted, “We want J.J.”
The crowd stood and roared when Redick finally entered the game with Orlando up 92-72.
Redick took his first shot with 2:20 to go and buried the 22-foot jumper for his first NBA basket. He later missed a 3-pointer.
Charley Rosen was unavailable for comment.