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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Magic stand pat as trade deadline passes

As expected, the Orlando Magic have decided to stick with their current team for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.

GM Otis Smith had said a few days ago that the Magic wouldn't make a trade unless it was something that knocked his socks off. Obviously, no such scenario occurred.


  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I really like the Magic team the way it is, and even though the Cavaliers improved themselves considerably, I believe the Magic will be dangerous come playoff time as long as everyone can stay healthy.

    Just about all the experts are saying now that Cleveland is the heavy favorite to come out of the East, just like last season.

    We saw what happened last season; we'll see what happens this season.

  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

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  • At 12:34 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Yea the media didnt do anything but dump a whole lot more pressure on lebron and the cavs,pressure im not so sure that even lebron thinks is fair. I dont understand how jamison can help the cavs to be honest. I think hickson and andy impact the game in ways that jamison has never in his career. He's a scorer that needs shots,i cant see him being effective as a spot-up shooter trying to match rashard's output when rashard is about the best stand-still shooter in the league at PF. Are they going to take hickson out of the starting line-up? That wouldnt be smart. Then why bring in a guy to sit and be used sparingly. Andy was already the best energy guy and back-up at PF,so now you dont play andy to give jamison minutes?? Again not smart seeing as how he's got so much to learn about being a role player now,in washington he was a focal point of the offense along with butler & arenas. If they get ilgauskas back,you'll have 5 guys trying to play four spots. Ask Brandon bass how thats working out for him.

    12:32 PM

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I don't understand the logic of that trade neither. As I posted earlier, if Z does not come back to CLE, their frontline would be seriously weakened. Jamison would start, and as Big Figure mentioned, he would demand the ball but he may not get it as much as he likes. He is not a defensive PF, so his value is immediately diminished if he does not get his lion's share at the offensive side.

    I agree that Magic did not have a real interest to trade. The only expendable asset was Brandon, but why trade when you don't have holes? Trade for what? Brandon would be useful when you need a big body at either PF or C.positions.

  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    You guys bring up some good points.

    The Cleveland team chemistry will be affected for sure with this trade, and it could take quite some time for their players to get used to their new roles, and to develop the on-court chemistry.


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