Over the next few weeks Orlando Magic Daily will be taking a look at the things that went right and wrong this season as Orlando ended its season with a disappointing first-round loss to Indiana.
The Magic made two major signings in the shortened offseason. Both were controversial. Neither may yet workout. Only one played well enough to endear himself to fans.
The other had his career worst season. And it was just Year One of a four-year deal. Gulp.
Jason Richardson signed a four-year deal worth about $24 million. J.J. Redick was getting paid more than Richardson, but there was no doubt that Orlando was making a big commitment ont he veteran shooting guard. Richardson was still going to start and was still going to be relied upon to be a creator off the dribble, simply because no one else could and this was, after all, what Richardson was brought in for in December 2010.
Richardson did not do much to "earn" the length of his deal in the previous stint with the Magic....