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The issue was forgotten for most of the season in the hoopla that was Dwight Howard. Nelson quietly has been playing out his own option year.
Jameer Nelson though did not let his uncertain future play out for everyone to see. It was always assumed that Nelson would decline his early termination option and play the final year of his contract next season. It was not until last week that Nelson revealed that he had not made a decision about his future and that he may, in fact, opt out of his contract.
This realization seems to be growing more and more likely now that the season has ended.
Nelson has to inform the Magic of his intentions to terminate his contract or decline it within a week of their final game or by June 15 (whichever is later, not within three days as originally reported by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel). By the NBA Draft, the Magic will know whether they have to plan contingencies regarding their starting point guard for much of the past eight years or whe...
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CEO Alex Martins said that if the center won't sign an extension, the team will ensure it doesn't "go through a season like we went through this year."
Mike D'Antoni lost his job with the Knicks this season, but he reportedly has interest in another high-profile job if it becomes available.
The 2011-12 NBA season has come a close for the Orlando Magic. It was the longest, short season in franchise history.
If someone were to offer a screenplay depicting the seasons events to the Soap Opera Network, it would be roundly rejected for lack of believability.
Now, as the post-season arrives, big decisions are in the offing for the franchise. Will the three major players...
A decision -- from the Orlando Magic -- will be made regarding keeping or trading away Dwight Howard if he declines to sign a contract extension with the team during the summer of 2012, Magic CEO Alex Martins said Tuesday night.According to Bright House Sports Network, Howard can become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career on July 1st, 2013 -- something Orlando...
Let the circus that is the Orlando Magic continue it’s act. We all know that Dwight Howard wants coach Stan Van Gundy out of town because well… Van Gundy told us so. If Dwight were to get his wish, one would assume that he would have some say in who Van Gundy’s successor would be in Orlando, and reports are that a familiar face would like to be taken under consideration....
What a drama-filled year the Orlando Magic have been through! They have experienced DwightMare, Dwight attempting to get Stan Van Gundy fired, SVG finding out and telling the media only to have Dwight lie about it all. Then, Dwight Howard would have a season ending injury and somehow, the Magic would make it to the [...]
Major changes will start coming soon. After losing in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season -- and clearly disappointed with the results -- the Magic are expected to make a dramatic change in direction this summer. The futures of coach Stan Van Gundy, general manager Otis Smith and superstar Dwight Howard -- key components in the way the franchise...
It was a helluva run by the Orlando Magic, which included 1 NBA Finals appearance a few seasons ago, but it pretty much has come to an end, as the fallout is just starting. This “Gone Fishin” pic front TNT last night pretty much depicts this last season, with Dwight Howard doing what he felt [...]
"Hectic is a good word. The schedule was hectic," J.J. Redick said. "It seemed like there was some sort of national scandal with this team every other week. At one point in March, I decided to set the over/under at 2.5 for national scandals for the rest of the year. Fortunately, we only had two more. So we hit the under."
That might about sum up the way the 2012...
If you thought that the Orlando Magic's 105-87 loss in Indiana Tuesday night meant that the most turbulent era in team history was finally behind them, you couldn't be more wrong.
This nightmare is just beginning.
And if Magic fans are convinced that a 4-1 gentleman's sweep at the hands of the resurgent Pacers is a low point in the never-ending saga that has dominated...
Jameer Nelson's decision will almost certainly take place before the Magic decide upon the future of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.
Alex Martins added that "necessary decisions will be made" if Dwight Howard doesn't sign an extension with Orlando.
A year ago, after a first round exit in the Playoffs, when this blog was in its infancy, Jeff Garcia urged the Magic to "stay the course." He urged the Magic to hold onto Howard and make changes to the front office in an effort to improve and return to the Eastern Conference elite.
Orlando opted for Jeff's course of action, doing everything the franchise could to persuade...