| Jan 8, 2012
| 10:21 AM
SACRAMENTO — Perhaps no NBA general manager faces more scrutiny these days than Otis Smith of the Orlando Magic.
After Smith made two blockbuster trades in Dec. 2010, the Magic lost in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. The franchise also...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Orlando’s lockout nightmare is coming to an end — just in time to save most of the 2011-12 NBA season and the 2012 All-Star Game at Amway Center.
NBA owners and players reached a tentative labor agreement early Saturday morning. In about a...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
NBA free agents (* -- indicates restricted free agent, with team allowed to match outside offers to retain player):
Best of who is left: Alexis Ajinca, Gilbert Arenas, Keith Bogans, Erick Dampier, Francisco Elson, Melvin Ely, Kryrlo Fesenko, Eddie House,...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Q. Is the tentative agreement a done deal?
A. It could fall apart, but that's very, very unlikely. NBA Commissioner David Stern is confident that a majority of team owners will approve it. And a majority of players will agree to it, too. Remember,...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:13 PM
From the moment NBA owners and players reached a tentative labor deal, it was clear that the league’s schedule-makers, headed by Matt Winick, would completely reconfigure teams’ schedules.
Tonight, the league released its general scheduling...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:05 PM
Will Gilbert Arenas remain with the Orlando Magic, or will he be waived using the amnesty provision included in the tentative labor agreement?
Magic officials cannot comment. David Stern’s lockout gag order remains in effect.
How will amnesty...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 3:17 AM
The New Jersey Nets plan to enter the Dwight Howard sweepstakes, but will the Orlando Magic listen?
The Nets plan to offer young center Brook Lopez and two future first-round picks and accept Hedo Turkoglu's massive contract in order to obtain Howard...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Otis Smith wants nothing more than to retain superstar center Dwight Howard for the long term, but in an interview Wednesday, the Orlando Magic's general manager wouldn’t rule out trading Howard if he has no other choice.
“I think you have...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — 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,"...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 1:06 PM
There’s a silver lining of the lockout for Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy: He can attend coaching events that the season would ordinarily keep him away from, like the FABC coaches clinic he headlined at Oviedo High School on Tuesday afternoon,...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Give Joe Labon a vehicle — a Ferrari or a Mercedes-Benz passenger van or even an old Chevy Caprice — and he'll find a way to soup it up, trick it out or simply make it more fun to drive.
He loves cars. Always has. When he was 15 years old,...