Former UK Guard Bogans Out Up To Six Weeks With Broken Thumb

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email
Injury could open up playing time for former WKU guard Lee, who

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 20: Keith Bogans #10 of the Orlando Magic reacts to comments from head coach Stan Van Gundy while taking on the Toronto Raptors in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Arena on April 20, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. The Magic defeated the Raptors 114-100. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Magic backup guard Keith Bogans will be out from four to six weeks because of a broken thumb on his non-shooting hand.

Bogans was injured during the Magic's game against Houston on Saturday.

The six-foot-five Bogans, who has been the Magic's top sub during their strong start, has averaged six points in 24 minutes a game. His 36 per cent three-point shooting has helped open the inside game for all-star centre Dwight Howard.

With Bogans out, J.J. Redick, Anthony Johnson and former WKU guard Courtney Lee will get more time backing up starters Jameer Nelson and Mickael Pietrus.

Lee played nine minutes - all in the fourth quarter - and scored three points in the Magic's 108-101 win over the Bucks Monday night, the team's first game without Bogans. He'd been spending time at third or fourth on the depth chart at shooting guard early in the season.

Lee still wasn't Pietrus' primary backup Monday - that role belonged to Redick. The third-year player from Duke scored ten points and hit 3-of-6 three-point attempts in 25 minutes. It was the fourth straight game Redick had played double-figure minutes after not playing more than nine minutes in the Magic's first eight games of November.

Orlando plays again Wednesday at Philadelphia.

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