Following the Orlando Magic’s elimination from the NBA Playoffs on Friday night, Magic Center Dwight Howard dropped some subtle calls for change in the Magic roster.
“In games like this or a series like this, it’s not about skill or talent, because it’s the Eastern Conference Championship. Both teams are talented and skilled. It’s about who wants it the most and who is willing to do it for a series.”
Those were Dwight’s comments after the loss. One would have to assume he was calling out the two highest paid players on the team, in Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis, both who came up small in the series with the Celtics. Lewis still has three years and $65 million left on his contract so he would be hard to move, Carter though has one year and $16.3 million left on his, that expiring contract may look good to a bottom feeding team looking for the cap space next summer.
The team will have to do something though, because if Otis Smith thought we couldn’t win with the same team we had last year there is no way he could expect us to win with this one.