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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

J.J. aims for bigger Magic role

ESPN - J.J. aims for bigger Magic role - NBA

Nice write-up about JJ from ESPN.

Regarding Lewis:

Orlando has agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Seattle SuperSonics that will allow Lewis to make $126.4 million over the next six seasons, according to NBA sources who requested anonymity. The Magic will send back a second-round pick to the Sonics.

With the 2007-08 salary cap set Tuesday night at $56.63 million, Lewis' first-year salary with the Magic will be $16.68 million -- the maximum allowable for a player with nine years of NBA experience. From there, he'll get 10.5 percent annual raises. That will take the deal to a mind-boggling $25.2 million for the 2012-13 season.


  • At 11:03 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yeah i wont be truely happy untill rashard sign's on the dotted line amd makes it official.

  • At 11:05 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    As for JJ,hes a scoring machine and his presence alone makes the defense spread,if gortat and augustine can routinely get double doubles with JJ on the floor,imagine what dwight will do.

  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Also both Gortat and augustine have shown off jumpshots from 15-17 feet which i didnt know either had been working on,they both seem to shoot them with ease and not hesitate on the release which means they have confidence in their shot already after two games. That was something i was happy to see,these guys have shown me that they can help this team this year,BOTH OF THEM! Gortat being a traditional center at about 6ft11/7ft can already rebound well,he should at the very least be able to give dwight some breathers during the regular season. Augustine being a traditional NBA Power Forward,has also shown that he can play with other power forwards in this league because his game is smart and effective,he compliments a big guy very well with his left handed outside jumpshot and his relentlessness at grabbing rebounds.

  • At 7:57 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Even with Darko's departure, it looks like the Magic will still have good flexibility at backup C and PF... Battie could start at PF, and also play backup minutes at C; Gortat could play backup at both spots also, while James Augustine could be very effective as backup PF.


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