Orlando Magic News for July 15th: Matt Barnes Potentially Headed to the Boston Celtics, Value Signings, and More

BOSTON - MAY 24: Matt Barnes #22 of the Orlando Magic attempts a shot against Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 24, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
  • 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."

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