Amar'e Stoudemire will not play in Wednesday's game against Detroit due to an illness and is doubtful for Friday's game as well, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
This marks the second game in a row Stoudemire will sit out of due to illness. The veteran has missed 12 games this season already, and although he had a limited practice on Tuesday, it wouldn't be a big surprise if he is unable to play Friday as well.
David Schlemko (lower body) said his injury is minor and he should be ready to play Friday versus the Canadiens, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Given that Schlemko is already looking ahead to Friday's game, it's probably safe to assume that he will not draw into the match with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. Eric Gelinas could get more playing time as long as Schlemko needs time to heal.
Hassan Whiteside (illness) went through shootaround and said he expects to play Wednesday in Detroit, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Whiteside came down with an illness Tuesday, but after making the trip north with the team, he said he's feeling much better Wednesday morning, so his availability does not appear to be in much jeopardy.
Channing Frye will move into the starting lineup Wednesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The struggling Orlando Magic will shake things up and move Victor Oladipo to the bench, as Frye joins Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris in the frontcourt. Oladipo and Elfrid Payton have failed to be productive in tandem this season, but it's unclear whether the decision to shift Oladipo to the bench is something coach Scott Skiles will roll with long-term.
Victor Oladipo will come off the bench Wednesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
In what's a very surprising lineup change, coach Scott Skiles will move the struggling Oladipo to the bench, enabling Evan Fournier to shift down to shooting guard, while Channing Frye enters the lineup at power forward. The Orlando Magic have last three of their last four, and Oladipo is averaging just 12.8 points on 37.0 shooting on the season after averaging 17.9 points on nearly 44 percent shooting in 2014-15. The backcourt tandem of Oladipo and Elfrid Payton have failed to mesh this season, but Oladipo's shift to the bench may only be experimental, as the Indiana product remains arguably the team's best overall player.
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