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Mar 30, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) celebrates after scoring in the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Amway Center. The Raptors won 98-93. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic out for season

 

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic has missed the Magic’s last four games with an Achilles injury and according to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com, he will not play in the last three games either.

 

Vucevic had an excellent season, averaging 14.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

As head coach Jacque Vaughn pointed out, why risk further injury to the talented 23-year old, especially when there is really nothing to play for?

Plus, the Magic aren’t particularly interested in winning and it is in their best interest to lose their final three games so the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz can’t catch them int he race for the league’s third-worst record.

Dewayne Dedmon will continue to start in Vucevic’s place.

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