Orlando Magic GM: No Roster Changes Expected Soon

by January 31, 2012

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.'”