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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Andy Katz: Redick Resting Back


ESPN.com's Andy Katz has moved the ball forward pretty significantly with a report this afternoon about the status of J.J. Redick's back:
Duke senior guard J.J. Redick will resume NBA draft workouts next week at Orlando, Boston and possibly New Orleans after sitting out this week with a bad back.

Redick's agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com on Wednesday that Redick canceled his workouts set for Orlando (Wednesday) and Boston (Saturday) on Monday because he needed to rest his aching back.

Early Tuesday morning, Redick was arrested in Durham for driving while intoxicated and making an illegal U-turn.

Tellem said that Redick didn't fail a physical in Orlando at the pre-draft camp.

"He's fine, it's nothing serious," Tellem said.

Boston general manager Danny Ainge told ESPN.com that the bad back was a reason given for Redick's decision to cancel the workout.
This follows up a report from DraftExpress's Jonathan Givony saying that Redick had failed a physical.

By the way (this is no joke) I had muscle spasms once and went to a special back clinic--one that actually had been frequented by Buck Williams, but that's a different story. One of the first things they told us was not to drink, because it makes back problems worse. The other thing they recommended avoiding if at all possible? Driving.