Magic Sign Free Agent Chris Duhon | Magic Basketball



Jul 08

Magic Sign Free Agent Chris Duhon

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Via the Orlando Magic:

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Chris Duhon, General Manager Otis Smith announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.

“Chris (Duhon) provides depth, leadership and stability to our backcourt,” said Smith.  “He takes care of the basketball, defends well and can hit the open shot.  We’re very happy to add Chris to our team.”

Duhon (6’1”, 190, 8/31/82) played in 67 games (59 starts) last season with New York, averaging 7.4 ppg., 5.6 apg. and 2.7 rpg. in 30.9 minpg.  He led the Knicks in assists and was tied for fifth in the NBA in assists-to-turnover ratio (3.44, 378-110).  Duhon led the Knicks in scoring twice and in assists 38 times.  He scored in double figures 23 times, including a season-high 25 points on Dec. 4 @ Atlanta, and also recorded 10-plus assists four times.

It’s official.

Emmanuel Tirado
Emmanuel Tirado

The Heat will be the most complete team if they sign Lebron, I don't expect much talent from the rest of the Heat roster during the 10/11 season, the Magic and Heat rivalry will be something to remember and by the way the C's are getting loaded but one thing for sure is Jermaine O'neal and Ray Allen are getting older compare to Dwight, Lewis or Nelson. I still believe in Otis decisions and for me the only way to see if everything paid off is after the trade dead line in february.


I still like the signing but its gona be a rough season. If Lebron goes to Miami and the C's are re-up'd with Jermaine O'neal and Ray Allen. I won't be buying any Orlando Magic season tickets this year. Oh well. I don't wana jump to conclusions but I'm sure Otis is gona lose his job for this trade and the Wade, Bosh and James trio in Miami. Sad/stupid but true.