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Let’s Make Some Magic Discussion

Orlando MagicA couple of weeks ago, I claimed that J.J. Redick was stuck somewhere between a rock and a hard place.  After the Orlando Magic added yet another guard to their roster (Mickael Pietrus), where does that leave our main man J.J. now?  Keyon Dooling does not like his chances of getting time in the Magic offense and has decided he will not return to the team.  J.J. wishes he could do the same.  On a side note,

The Magic’s payroll is about $65 million and they apparently are butting up against a budget. They will look to sign a point guard through free agency for the minimum, acquire one in a trade or create more cap room with a deal. Nelson is the lone point guard on the roster.

Anyone want to help me spread the word to GM Otis Smith about a guy named Royce Parran?  He is not tall, but is definitely not short on passion, leadership, and ability to hold his own on the court.  Give the former Gary Steelhead a shot!

Okay, back to Redick.  The Orlando Magic now have four shooting guards: Redick, Keith Bogans, Courtney Lee, and Mickael Pietrus.  Redick is probably positioned in the far back of the pack at the moment.  I know that in the past Otis Smith had said, We’re not looking to move J.J. If it doesn’t make sense, we’re not going to move him just to move him.  At this point, doesn’t it make sense?

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.