Earlier today we heard that the Magic general manager Rob Hennigan spoke with the media and addressed the plethora of issues he has on his plate in his first few weeks on the job. Following Hennigan's availability, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel put together a comprehensive story on the rapid rate of change with which the Magic have overhauled their organization. By Schmitz's count, the Magic have dispatched of 17 important pieces of the organization since December. Starting as early as tomorrow night's draft, it is Orlando roster's turn for a makeover.
Here are some some odds and ends from around the NBA on this Wednesday night:
- The Bucks will explore the possibility of an extension with Monta Ellis this summer, says GM John Hammond via the team's Twitter feed. From Hammond: "We are going to talk to Monta about doing an extension this summer. We would love to keep him."
- According to his agent, Ronny Turiaf may wait until the Saturday deadline to decide on his $1.2MM option with the Heat, says Ira Winderman via Sulia. Winderman adds that Turiaf's decision will likely impact Dexter Pittman — the Heat have until Saturday to decide whether to guarantee his 2012/13 salary.
- Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago writes that while speculation abounds, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the Bulls trade either Luol Deng or Joakim Noah.
- The CSNNE.com staff wonders what is taking Kevin Garnett and the Celtics so long to decide whether the Big Ticket will return to Boston next year. Meanwhile, Ben Rohrbach of the WEEI.com Blog Network takes a look at the free agent options for the Celtics at power forward should Garnett not return.