Uh oh! Arenas Comes Back Against Magic!
Arenas tallies a 46 point average a game as Wizards slam the Magics playoff dreams, and they win 4 to 2 as the Wizards advance.
Later that night Stan Van Gundy finally broke down and admitted he should have been starting JJ Redick for some time. The thing was he and Otis Smith just had to have the NBA loyality thing to older players that are not any good, such as...Bogans, Evans, Cook, Garrity and the towel boy who has been with the team since Shaq played.
"I knew that Redick was ready for primetime, but Otis and I talked it over and decided we would rather lose a few tight games than to allow a young whipper snapper from Duke to get allowed to break into the lineup. If we did that we would be chastized by the rest of the older players and they would probably go on strike, or at the least, whine and complain to Commissioner Stern."
As it turned out that became a blessing for Redick as it has been leaked that he will definately go to the Phoenix Suns as stated by Arn Tellem, Redick's powerful agent.
Reports are also swirling that Tellem will never again allow any of his present all star players , nor any future draft picks to sign with the Magic as long as Smith and Van Gundy are with the organization.
At least the Magic had a team high in wins this year and there is high hopes that they will at least come in better than 11th in the NBA next year. Here's hoping they can move up to 9th or 10th next season.
The payroll may affect that somewhat but what the Hey.
Good Luck Next Year!