June of 2009, The Orlando Magic look like a team that will be defending Champions for year's to come with a mid-season trade bringing in a veteran and going into luxuary tax resigning Marcin Gortat and signing Brandon Bass looked very promising for the Magic but the truth of the matter is that the team is looking more like a tragic effort to buy a Championship for the city of Orlando.
General Manager Otis Smith last year looked like NBA Executive of the year but now he is looking and feeling like the big "GOAT" trading away a great rookie player "Courtney Lee" and Rafer "Skiptomylou" Alston both great hustle on both sides of the court player's to the New Jersey Nets for Vince Carter and a one year guy in Ryan Anderson.
Speculation's in the local radio show's are that the team has no respect for coach Van Gundy and they do not want to play for him, Due to his aggressive ways and him is not being a players coach but if my memory serve's me right he was no player's coach a season ago when the magic went to the Championship game!
1/28/2010: there was report's that behind closed doors Dwight Howard told his coaches and his teammates to give him the ball he needs more touches. After going the past 80 minutes of playing time Howard only got 11 touches and he is upset and he should be.
Last year the ball was going through Howard and he was setting up the passes or going to the hole and putting alot of team's big man in foul trouble and that was the formula. A team that is averaging 24 three point attempts per game and only making a 1/4 of those shots is killing the team chemistry.
Quoting ESPN NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson when he was a player for Dwight Howard " GIVE ME THE DAMN BALL" and let him set the tempo, unless the team wants to go into the playoffs as a dark horse they better step it up or there will be no postseason for the Orlando Magic.