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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Magic's Foyle opts out -- Not expected back

Magic's Foyle opts out | floridatoday.com | FLORIDA TODAY

Adonal Foyle has decided to opt out of his deal and become an unrestricted free agent. He was said to be upset over lack of playing time in the playoffs after playing 82 games at 9 minutes per during the season. He is not expected back with Battie and Cook expected to be healthy and Gortat emerging a bit in the playoffs.

Keith Bogans can opt out of the last year of his contract this summer, but is not expected to. He will earn $2.9 million next year. His inexpensive one year contract could still be traded.

Effective July 1

Magic unrestricted free agents:
Keyon Dooling,
Maurice Evans
Carlos Arroyo
Pat Garrity

Restricted free agents:
James Augustine

Currently Signed for Next Year:
Center: Howard, Battie, Gortat
Forward: Lewis, Turk, Cook
Guard: Bogans, Redick, Nelson

The above nine have salaries of about $54 million. Luxury tax, which is a hard cap for teams like the Magic is around $65 million so the Magic are going to either sign six players for a total of $11 million, or work out a trade of anyone but Howard, Lewis or Turkoglu to improve the roster.

Most likely trade bait: 1. Redick, 2. Cook, 3. Nelson 4. Bogans It is possible (if unlikely) the entire back court could turned over before the start of the season.

Six openings, two draft picks, July should be busy. I would guess the Magic will take a run at resigning Dooling and Evans but there is no guarantee they will be back. Arroyo and Garrity are surely gone. Augustine could be a cheap resign to fill out the roster.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:42 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Just to many unknowns. I personally think we need to get better than mo evans at SG so i'd like trading someone for a legit starter. Then i also think someone will take keyon from us,meaning we may have a brand new nack-court and back-up rotation next year,jameer might be the only hold over. I think we draft a scoring perimeter player with our first pick and a banger with the second,giving us even more new bodies to contribute,lots of unknowns right now and untill draft time we wont know any of otis's thinking.

     
  • At 3:02 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    After Foyle did an adequate job in all 82 regular-season games, it was kind of strange that SVG went from Foyle to the untested Marcin Gortat in the playoffs.

    Gortat showed a lot of promise in the playoffs, and I don't blame Foyle for opting out.

     

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