Orlando Magic: What Should We Expect In The Aftermath Of The Blockbuster Trade?

December 19th, 2010 by Os Kavcar Leave a reply »
While a trade seemed to be imminent and may have been the only way for Otis Smith to keep his job, nobody really expected moves of this magnitude.

Once again the NBA taught us no contract is unmovable and nobody is untouchable. Not only that, loyalty is utterly overrated.

Just imagine the heat Rashard Lewis would take if the 2008/2009 season were to be his contract year and he chose to sign with another team for less money.

Who would guarantee that Toronto wouldn't trade Chris Bosh to a rebuilding team with no shot at the title for the coming five seasons, if he were to underachieve in 2009 while showing a little promise to recover?

The new and improved magic have four point guards and no contender-caliber supporting big men. Stan Van Gundy might pull a rabbit of the hat, but can he count on Kevin Garnett to be injured again?

With deadly three-point shooters and all high IQ line-up but no defensive stoppers, can he dream of either stopping Dwyane Wade and LeBron James or outscoring them altogether?

Those questions would bring out a better question: Who will get the starting gig and who plays at what positi ...

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