"I will just say this about the end in Orlando: Some people don’t understand that because my hearing is impaired, I’m really, really good at reading lips from even across the gym," Allred said. "With some of these [team executives], it’s just like you’re in high school again with all the cliques, the way that they talk about you. I’ve seen this all before, except now the kids have millions of dollars."
Two weeks ago, the stout, 5-10 point guard [Levance Fields] was told he hadn't made the Orlando Magic roster after an uneven showing in the team's summer league. Days later, he signed a lucrative three-year deal to play in the Russian Superleague with Spartak St. Petersburg.
PG Russell Robinson played significant minutes for the Magic's summer league team and impressed Orlando Coach Stan Van Gundy, who watched Friday's games from the scorer's table.
"I think Russell's a very solid guy who plays under control, makes the right play, makes very few mistakes and plays very solid defense," Van Gundy said.