This Week in Magic (Week Three): The Return of Rashard Lewis

November 17th, 2009 by Chad Waylon Pouncy Leave a reply »
This week's column is a little late, I know. The Magic faced the Charlotte Bobcats to start this week and I forgot to preview it. Luckily for readers, the two teams matched-up last week and i gave the preview. This game, however, featured two major differences. First, for the Orlando Magic, was the return of Rashard Lewis from his 10 game suspension. Lewis tested positive for a banned substance in the offseason and was forced to sit out the first 10 games this year. Orlando has had some problems without Lewis, dropping three games. Ryan Anderson was filling in for "Shard", but went down with an ankle injury last week. Anderson also returned on Monday night. Lewis started slow, scoring only 10 points in 34 minutes of play. Anderson helped out by coring 12 in his 19 minutes for the game. The other major change came for the Bobcats. Earlier in the day, Charlotte struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors. The trade sent Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic to the Warriors in exchange for Stephen Jacjkson and Acie Law. Jackson, who had been pleading for a trade, was so excited that he hopped on a plane, headed for Orlando, suited up and played the game for Charlotte. Jackson was ...

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