Stupid Magic Tricks
1. Last night the coach sends Outlaw in the game first, instead of Darko, because he is concerned about Darko matching up against the Hawks. Magic lose the first quarter badly. Fortunately, Hill comes to his senses and it turns out it's the Hawks who can't match up to Darko while he's on the floor shooting 5-6.
2. Magic announce they will hire a GM before the draft. Huh? The article actually indicates they may hire someone from outside the franchise. Yeah, now that the franchise finally has a clear vision of the future let's hire someone new and change the freaking plan. The fools simply should have announced Otis Smith's promotion once he accepts the job. Lord knows he deserves it after the Detroit and New York heists.
3. Garrity back. Middle of playoff push with an athletic, ball moving, shot blocking, rebounding nine playing the most exciting Magic basketball in three years and Garrity is going to get minutes? Yikes. Does this mean, would Ariza leave the rotation? All Ariza did last night in 10 minutes is grab 5 boards and score 4 points.
4. Grant Hill: The papers are still writing things like: "even though the Magic have re-entered the Eastern Conference playoff race that Grant Hill won't play again this season." Why won't this franchise disabuse the local press of the notion that Grant Hill is part of the Magic's future? At this point he's old, injury prone and can't be anything more than a distraction to this teams winning ways. Turkoglu has been fantastic during the turnaround. The mere idea of taking his minutes away, let alone starting role at this point is disgusting.
Sheesh. I need to stop reading the papers. All they ever report on is bad news. I shouldn't have to be worrying about all this bad stuff in the middle of a 13-4 run that is the 3rd best record in the league over the last 17 games.