It was only a week ago that Rob Hennigan accepted the Magic's offer to become the team's new general manager. With the draft just over 24 hours away and free agency around the corner, the Orlando GM has a lot on his plate, and spoke to the media today about a few key decisions he's facing. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has Hennigan's quotes on Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, and more….
On whether or not Howard will be traded:
"What I can tell you is we’re in discussions with a lot of different teams about a lot of different things. What I can tell you is, especially this time of year, teams are motivated to try to explore any and all avenues they can to try to improve their team, and we’re doing the same thing."
On Nelson, who has until June 29th to pick up his player option for 2012/13:
"He has a decision coming up on Friday, and we hope that he decides to stay in Orlando, and we hope he is wearing a Magic uniform next season."
On Redick, whose 2012/13 salary is nonguaranteed if he's waived before July 7th:
"We’ve been in touch with J.J. He clearly has been someone who’s been an integral part of this organization for a while, and we look forward to continuing to get to know J.J., and we’ll continue to evaluate everything, and we’ll make the best decision that we feel puts our team in a position to succeed."
On Orlando's draft targets at Nos. 19 and 49:
"At this point, we just want to draft a good player who’s a good human being and embodies exactly what it is we’re looking to build and foster going forward."