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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Magic Rumor

As camp nears, speculation abounds about Vince Carter's future. Rumors persist that he might opt out of his Nets contract after this season and sign with Orlando, where he already owns a massive home. ... The reasons for moving to Orlando are numerous, beginning with the fact that Carter really wouldn't be moving. He already has family there. Orlando also has the allure of blossoming big man Dwight Howard and cap space. Then again, the Magic can't match the $16.3 million Carter already is due in 2007-08. "Orlando will have about $9.5million of cap room if they stay the way they are and they keep their big kid, Darko Milicic," Thorn said. "They'll have $9.5 million in cap room."

5 Comments:

  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Interesting rumor... however, I don't think that Vince Carter would like to play in Orlando that much to be willing to accept nearly $7 million dollars less than he would get if he stayed with the Nets next season, if the cap number for the Magic stays as projected.

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    That number may be even less if they have to pay big bucks to re-sign Darko. Who knows, may be by that time the ownership is bold enough to absorb some luxury tax as temporary loss in pursuit of future profitability.

     
  • At 12:33 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The question become's: If Vince wants to sign in orlando,your otis smith do you sign him??

     
  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I don't know if I'd want Carter or not. He's a scoring machine, but adding a guy who is a gunner can affect the team a lot, and it might not be a positive effect. I’d think I’d rather a guy like Ray Allen (although not available), or a Rashard Lewis type. We just need a good player that doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight. Grant Hill in his younger years would be perfect, besides the fact that he doesn’t have range. But a star, or solid player with the mentality of Grant Hill would be nice, although that’s asking for a lot. I’m hoping JJ will step up, and I have a feeling it’ll be hard for him to go unnoticed for that fact that he really doesn’t miss much when he shoots the ball.

    I’m happy with the current roster as of today. We could use another big man, but we’ll see what happens.

     
  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I agree that a Ray Allen or a Rashard Lewis would be a better fit, but outside a salary cap impediment (that from a business standpoint I am not so hung up on), it is intriguing to sign up a guy who is a proven scorer and is coming back to his roots where he owns property at.

     

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