Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  10 responses

Orlando Magic GM: No Roster Changes Expected Soon

The Orlando Magic lost their fourth straight game last night, and with finger-pointing in the locker room, and even head coach Stan Van Gundy saying it may be time to shake up his rotations, Magic GM Otis Smith told reporters not to expect any major trades soon. From the Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith indicated Monday that he has no plans to make a major move to alter his team’s roster in the near future. ‘If a string of losses causes you to change your plans, then I’m in the wrong job,’ Smith said Monday night, before the Magic fell 74-69 to the Philadelphia 76ers to lose their fourth consecutive game. ‘I think you look at your team as a whole and understand that we have to fight through whatever we have to fight through and you continue to evaluate everything top to bottom. That’s what you do. When it’s time to make a change, you make a change.’ Smith generally does not like to make trades in-season, but he did so last season after the Magic lost five of six games from Dec. 4-14, 2010. [...] ‘No matter what the issue is, losing concerns me,’ Smith said. ‘So you have a combination of things. You have a combination of injuries. You’ve got tired bodies. You’ve got good teams [you are facing]. The schedule’s not very conducive to playing very good basketball right now. But we’ve got to fight through it.’”

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  • AD

    otis smith is an idiot.. why keep the nets waiting?

  • RunNGun

    No sh!t there won’t be any roster moves yet, SHerlock. The NBA trade deadline is still 40+ days away.

  • robb

    Otis is like the captain who says “stay calm” when his ship is about to sink.

  • AD

    ^^lmao or more like the violin players on the titanic

  • Bt

    I expect 1 roster change by seasons end – d Howard out

  • Joe

    In other words, he’s telling everybody….”Expect the Unexpected”

  • Shem

    This is exactly why Orlando will not keep Howard. Absolutely no sense of urgency. Lost 4 in a row, and seeded 6th in a 66 game season. They have the 2nd highest payroll in the league and have no excuse for their play. I’m not saying they gotta make a big move and trade Howard but they have to do something if they want to keep him. The team they put out there for the first 20 games is mediocre at best.

  • bull22

    the beginning of the end for the dwight howard era began last year with a first round exit to the hawks.. of course david stern did predict we would not be hearing from stan van gundy before the playoffs began last year. dwight clocked out last year and the numbers he is putting up this year are pretty much same over his whole career.

  • gani

    i guess he doesn’t want dwight howard to stay if he doesn’t want to improve the roster.

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