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Magic GM likes depth to fill Nelson void

Updated: November 18, 2009, 5:02 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

While the Orlando Magic traded for a replacement when point guard Jameer Nelson went down last season, general manager Otis Smith said Wednesday he's not inclined to do so this time.

Nelson underwent surgery Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He is expected to be out four to six weeks. He had shoulder surgery last February that kept him out more than three months before he made an unexpected return for the NBA Finals.

"If he were going to be out longer it might be ...

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