Found January 26, 2012 on Orlando Magic Daily:
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The midnight deadline for extensions passed quietly for the Magic on Wednesday night. Dwight Howard did not sign an extension. Ryan Anderson did not sign an extension. Things were quiet at the Amway Center. This certainly should upset Magic fans. When I broached the topic of whether Ryan Anderson deserved an extension last week, the response was overwhelmingly in favor of re-signing him. When I asked to put a number to it, many agreed he should get a better deal than Jason Richardson and Glen Davis got -- pretty much $24 million over four years. That seemed fair. There is only one problem with the Ryan Anderson extension talk. There was no debate about whether he deserved it or not. The debate was about keeping the flexibility to answer the elephant in the room. Dwight Howard's decision has paralyzed Otis Smith, making him unable to make even the easiest of decisions. Smith admitted to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that Howard's uncertain future factored i...
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