The Magic's human anchor has retired, leaving the job of mediocre big man dragging the team down from off the bench to Tony Battie and his remaining two years and $12 million in salary. Only Grant Hill has contributed less to the Magic in recent years, and like Hill leaving last year, this bodes well for the Magic in the upcoming season.
Currently it looks like the Magic will replace Garrity ($4 million, 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds in 31 games) with an empty chair ($19 from Office Depot, 0 points, 0 rebounds). The article does not say who will now join JJ Redick on the nightly non-roster list.
The Magic currently have 13 players under contract following the loss of Mo Evans, Keyon Dooling, Carlos Arroyo, James Augustine and now Pat Garrity. Only Evans and Dooling were good enough to stay in the NBA.
I'd wish Pat well, but doubt he needs it after pulling down $20 million the past five years.
Is the season ever going to get here?