Vucevic clarified after Monday's loss to the Warriors that he's dealing with a right groin strain, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports,

Vucevic, who missed Monday's game due to the injury, indicated that he's been bothered by the groin since before the All-Star break, and although he was previously able to play through the ailment, his soreness has apparently increased in recent days. The Magic will continue to evaluate Vucevic on a day-by-day basis, but it seems likely that he'll be forced to sit out the second half of the team's back-to-back set Tuesday against the Lakers, as rest may be necessary for the center to put the issue behind him. Look for Jason Smith, who scored 13 points and added two rebounds, two steals, and a block over 23 minutes Monday, to pick up a second straight start.

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