Looks like the team will enter the season with only 12 healthy bodies. Here’s the release from the team.
The Orlando Magic have waived forward Linton Johnson, GM Otis Smith has announced today. Johnson appeared in five preseason games with the Magic, averaging 1.6 ppg. and 1.0 rpg. in 4.8 minpg. Orlando’s roster now stands at 13 players. Orlando opens the 2009-10 regular season tonight vs. Philadelphia. Tip-off is 7 pm ET.
I don’t know if this means the team will carry only 13 players all season, or if they’re going after a free agent we don’t know about. This always lends some credence to those of you who think Gortat will be traded, as open roster spots are always key for teams that look to make trades.