Magic trade Dooling for salary-cap room

The Orlando Magic officially have shipped shooting guard Keyon Dooling to the New Jersey Nets in a sign-and-trade deal that earned the Magic a trade exception and cash considerations, General Manager Otis Smith ... Read more
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Mike Humbled

Saint Cloud, FL

#1 Jul 22, 2008
All this proves is that Otis Smith cannot tell the truth.
When asked if the story was true concerning Dooling, he said that 'he couldn't comment on a story he knew nothing about'.
We would do well to NEVER ask him another question unless we want to hear some 'Obama' type answer.
Tyrone Mclean

AOL

#2 Jul 22, 2008
Mike Humbled stated, "All this proves is that Otis Smith cannot tell the truth.
When asked if the story was true concerning Dooling, he said that 'he couldn't comment on a story he knew nothing about'.
We would do well to NEVER ask him another question unless we want to hear some 'Obama' type answer."

Surly Mike you are the last person in America that still believes that Sadam had weapon of Mass destruction.
What an idiot you are!
toastman

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2008
We should have added Jameer Nelson for Devin Harris in this deal. I feel that Harris is more of a true point guard than Nelson. We should stew up some kind of trade to land a point guard like Harris with alot of upside and some real experience.
poor taxpayer

Kissimmee, FL

#5 Jul 22, 2008
Tyrone Mclean wrote:
Mike Humbled stated, "All this proves is that Otis Smith cannot tell the truth.
When asked if the story was true concerning Dooling, he said that 'he couldn't comment on a story he knew nothing about'.
We would do well to NEVER ask him another question unless we want to hear some 'Obama' type answer."
Surly Mike you are the last person in America that still believes that Sadam had weapon of Mass destruction.
What an idiot you are!
What do Otis Smith' s and B. Hussein Obama's inability to answer questions with clear, factual responses have to do with Saddam Hussein and WOMDs? Logic amd rational thinking have never been hallmarks of Obama supporters. Empty heads supporting an empty suit.
Big Al

Pasadena, CA

#6 Jul 22, 2008
Unfortunately I learned long ago GMs & heads of professional sports teams have to deal in semantics when providing info to the fan base. We will never know what is truly going on behind closed doors until a deal is done. My guess is they manipulate & use the media to hide their true intensions 9 times out of 10. I take comfort in knowing all the lies & deception are done in the best interest of the Magic.
d12rocks

Newnan, GA

#7 Jul 22, 2008
i just thought some people might want a heads up. javaris crittenton has been training with mark price (mainly to improve his jumpshot) to work on his game. just random news anyway i think the magic will use the trade exception close to the trade deadline for a good player wanting to get out of a tough situation (a la pau gasol).
canner

United States

#8 Jul 22, 2008
The ends don't justify the means. Throughout history a lot of harm has been done "serving" someone's best interests. Lies and deceit are the tools of cowards, not brave men. Discretion, on the other hand, is the better part of valour.
Mr Ection

Kissimmee, FL

#9 Jul 22, 2008
I'm confused, Tyrone. Did Mike compare Otis to Obama?... or did he say something about WMDs?
Did you infer that he must in fact be the last person in America to believe such a thing based on his comment about Obama? Your inference is evidence of extreme intelligence.
"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." The Law
Skart

United States

#10 Jul 22, 2008
seriously lets get back to magic basketball...

so long keyon! thanks for the 3 years of excitement and hustle. Just as when we played for the heat, you just know he's gonna come home and light us up on a thunderous dunk and go running down the court with that darrel armstrong look on his face. Happy trails buddy, wish the magic could have made it work (you know they wanted to) but business is business. I hope the Jersey fans greet you with open arms, cause they got a good one.

And cash considerations? 3.3 mil to the magic... seems like they could attach cook and/or JJ to a deal and lock up enough $$ to get another quality big or another pg (arroyo possibly). anyway you look at it, the magic are definitely a step up from last year and i am getting excited for the onslaught to begin. go blue!
JOSE PEREZ

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Jul 22, 2008
Can, that's an excellent comment.
canner wrote:
The ends don't justify the means. Throughout history a lot of harm has been done "serving" someone's best interests. Lies and deceit are the tools of cowards, not brave men. Discretion, on the other hand, is the better part of valour.
Solar Bear

Orlando, FL

#12 Jul 22, 2008
The article implies that the trade exception can be combined with a player's salary in a trade so it will match up with a player with a higher salary. This is not true. It cannot be combined with a player's salary. I wish the Sentinel would employ writers who could report and analyze the moves they are making because it allows Otis to hide behind their ignorance. The whole Dooling affair was a perfect example of this. I don't blame Otis for this. I do blame the Sentinel. They give him cover.
JOSE PEREZ

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#13 Jul 22, 2008
D, is Paul Gasol.
d12rocks wrote:
i just thought some people might want a heads up. javaris crittenton has been training with mark price (mainly to improve his jumpshot) to work on his game. just random news anyway i think the magic will use the trade exception close to the trade deadline for a good player wanting to get out of a tough situation (a la pau gasol).
jack

United States

#14 Jul 22, 2008
Tyrone Mclean wrote:
Mike Humbled stated, "All this proves is that Otis Smith cannot tell the truth.
When asked if the story was true concerning Dooling, he said that 'he couldn't comment on a story he knew nothing about'.
We would do well to NEVER ask him another question unless we want to hear some 'Obama' type answer."
Surly Mike you are the last person in America that still believes that Sadam had weapon of Mass destruction.
What an idiot you are!
You must be a kid under 16 or so? Nobody is that stupid except for a kid that really don't know anything about what he talks about. Which are you? Stupid or immature?
Outatime

United States

#15 Jul 22, 2008
Otis stated in the article that the exception doesn't have anybody's name on it, so I guess we can assume that the exception does have a name on it.
LMAO

AOL

#16 Jul 22, 2008
d12rocks wrote:
i just thought some people might want a heads up. javaris crittenton has been training with mark price (mainly to improve his jumpshot) to work on his game. just random news anyway i think the magic will use the trade exception close to the trade deadline for a good player wanting to get out of a tough situation (a la pau gasol).
...a la JJ Redick)

Short and sweet. Doesn't matter what he does with it. He helped screw up the Warriors then came down here and has done the same thing.
There's currently No Improvement in the Magic team with the exception of the 5 points and 3 rebound average that Battie has, lol.

The money goes like this: Boston, Philly, Detroit, Toronto, Atlanta, Knicks, Orlando and also rans that can be surprises.

Read it and weep.
:)
LMAO

Safety Harbor, FL

#19 Jul 22, 2008
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text>
...a la JJ Redick)
Short and sweet. Doesn't matter what he does with it. He helped **** up the Warriors then came down here and has done the same thing.
There's currently No Improvement in the Magic team with the exception of the 5 points and 3 rebound average that Battie has, lol.
The money goes like this: Boston, Philly, Detroit, Toronto, Atlanta, Knicks, Orlando and also rans that can be surprises.
Read it and weep.
:)
i wore the jj redick mask last night and dad made toilet on my face. stupid otis and van dumby they dont have a duke degree they order off the internet like i do. daddy just sent me a text message saying he wants to go "gerbiling" tonight ala richard gere. im reading it and weeping, i hate the gerbils.

:)
Michael in Ocoee

Apopka, FL

#20 Jul 22, 2008
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text>
...a la JJ Redick)
Short and sweet. Doesn't matter what he does with it. He helped **** up the Warriors then came down here and has done the same thing.
There's currently No Improvement in the Magic team with the exception of the 5 points and 3 rebound average that Battie has, lol.
The money goes like this: Boston, Philly, Detroit, Toronto, Atlanta, Knicks, Orlando and also rans that can be surprises.
Read it and weep.
:)
Yes, it is obvious Otis is really screwing up the Magic like he did the Warriors. I mean gosh, just look at their plummeting record and everything.
LMAO

AOL

#21 Jul 22, 2008
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it is obvious Otis is really screwing up the Magic like he did the Warriors. I mean gosh, just look at their plummeting record and everything.
Here's my Famous Comeback! Dwight rips up his knee and is out 1/2 the season or more...NOT TO WORRY! In comes the savior of the Magic Mr. Adonyl Foyle!

That's a cool thought huh?
Anyway someone asked me how I would fix the Magic better than Otis... Well, I'd fire myself (like Otis should)... Get Jerry West as Pres & GM, offer Mike D'Antoni whatever he wanted to Coach here and then keep Dwight and get rid of the rest of the riff raff and start new. West/D'Antoini would have a Finals team in 2 years... as it stands now the Magic have a snowballs chance in KeyWest of being a Finals team in the next 15 years!

Taaa Daaa

:)
VOR

United States

#22 Jul 22, 2008
Yeah cause George Bush and/or Mccain really tell it to you straight. Its called business moron and you keep your cards to yourself until you see fit. Otis answers to Magic brass not to a scum bag like you who has no clue about BBALL.
Mike Humbled wrote:
All this proves is that Otis Smith cannot tell the truth.
When asked if the story was true concerning Dooling, he said that 'he couldn't comment on a story he knew nothing about'.
We would do well to NEVER ask him another question unless we want to hear some 'Obama' type answer.
VOR

United States

#23 Jul 22, 2008
Yeah, but why would NJ want to trade Harris for Jameer?
toastman wrote:
We should have added Jameer Nelson for Devin Harris in this deal. I feel that Harris is more of a true point guard than Nelson. We should stew up some kind of trade to land a point guard like Harris with alot of upside and some real experience.

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