George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel believes the Magic won’t win a title until they move Rashard Lewis to the three and get a new four.
The Lakers and the Celtics aren’t going away anytime soon. Sure the dynamics may change. Each team could have different coaches. And the Celtics might not bring back unrestricted free agent Ray Allen (btw, nice cameo in the Finals, pal).
But still, there are some changes in store for the Magic, too.
I don’t see Matt Barnes_ their toughest defender outside of Dwight Howard _ coming back. That will hurt.
Otis Smith, the GM with great poker face, needs to work his magic one more time and figure out how to upgrade this team. I think Rashard Lewis _ untradable contract in case you forgot _ would be a better fit at small forward, leaving a slot open for a more physical power forward.
I think Carlos Boozer is your man, Otis.
You can read that story here.
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Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily takes a look at Darington Hobson.
The guy has a great frame at 6-foot-7 and can get to the basket. He is a lefty (and I am partial to lefties) and has a good ability to get to the rim. His versatility makes him truly valuable. You don’t lead a three seed in points, rebounds and assists without some skill. He had plenty of big games his senior year including a 23-point, 12-rebound game against then-ranked Texas Tech.
You can find that story here.
Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post takes a look at Orlando’s trade assets here.