Matt Barnes says he’ll announce his free-agent plans Friday – Orlando Magic BasketBlog
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel says Orlando Magic free-agent forward Matt Barnes is nearing a deal with his new team, and could announce it soon. According to Robbins, Barnes' representatives have denied that the Magic ever offered him a deal, as OrlandoMagic.com's John Denton wrote earlier this week.
Twitter / A. Sherrod Blakely
Barnes' new team could be the Boston Celtics, according to A. Sherrod Blakely, who reports that Boston is "in the home stretch for" him. I don't doubt Blakely's sources, but signing there wouldbe strange, considering he'd have to accept a paycut.
NBA HD: Market Rate Update | Hardwood Paroxysm
Tom Haberstroh of HoopData takes his talents to Hardwood Paroxysm to discuss the value of a win in this year's free-agent market. Orlando's signings of Chris Duhon and Quentin Richardson rate as fair based on their Wins Produced.
Video Highlights: Stanley Robinson | Magic Basketball
Eddy cut together a highlight reel featuring Stanley Robinson, whom Orlando selected with the 59th pick in last month's draft.
Free Agency Losers | HoopsDaily.com
Jon Pastuszek of HoopsDaily lists the Southeast Division as among the losers in this year's free agency period. After the Miami Heat added LeBron James and Chris Bosh, "Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington are all battling for second place in a division that’s essentially locked up for a long time."