Found October 27, 2012 on
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The Magic wasted little time following their final preseason game in finalizing their roster.
Orlando needed to trim its 18-man roster to 15 by Monday at 5 p.m. The team did so as Rob Hennigan announced the team has waived Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper and Chris Johnson.
Richardson was signed in 2010 to replace Matt Barnes and provide an edge to a team that was still considered a championship contender. Things quickly fell apart though for Richardson as he averaged only 4.4 points per game and shot 28.8 percent from the field that season. His body began betraying him too as injuries hampered his two-year run in Orlando.
Injuries hampered Richardson during this year's preseason too. Richardson appeared in only three games and averaged 2.3 points per game in 8.7 minutes per game.
Most important though for the Magic, and perhaps another clue as to the kind of team Rob Hennigan is trying to build, is what the Magic gave up in letting Richardson go. Orlando origin...
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Orlando trimmed its roster down to 15 players.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic waived a trio of players and picked up the contract option on another in preparation for the start of the regular season.
General manager Rob Hennigan trimmed his roster to 15 players Saturday, waiving forwards Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper and Chris Johnson. The Magic also exercised the third-year contract option on 7-foot center Nikola...
The Orlando Magic waived a trio of players and picked up the contract option on another in preparation for the start of the regular season.
General manager Rob Hennigan trimmed his roster to 15 players Saturday, waiving forwards Quentin Richardson, Justin Harper and Chris Johnson. The Magic also exercised the third-year contract option on 7-foot center Nikola Vucevic.
The Orlando Magic exercised their third-year option on center Nikola Vucevic, putting the second-year player under contract through the 2013-14 season. Vucevic, who was acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a four-team deal on Aug. 10, averaged 5.5 points and 4.8 points in 51 games for the 76ers during his rookie season. The Magic also waived forward Justin Harper,...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Greg Smith scored 15 points, Jeremy Lin had 13, and the Houston Rockets routed the Orlando Magic 108-92 on Friday night in the final exhibition game for both teams.
Chandler Parsons and Donatas Motiejunas added 12 points apiece for the Rockets, who shot 51 percent. Carlos Delfino and Kevin Martin each scored 11 as Houston finished the exhibition season 5-2...
The next time the Magic take the floor at Amway Center, the games will count (actually, it will be for an open practice Monday at 7 p.m.). There won't be time to learn anymore or time to make mistakes. Teaching moments will come with the penalty of losses and deep deficits.
Play time is over. The regular season is just a week away.
The Magic have plenty to work on before...