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Tyronn Lue#8212;Who Are You Again?

Can you spot Tyronn Lue in the picture above? Yeah, he's that guy sitting on the Magic sidelines, as usual. The bench is the first location that comes to mind when thinking of Lue this year with the Magic, but when he arrived back in February from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Keith Bogans and cash considerations, Otis Smith sure hyped him up. “Tyronn is a veteran point guard who fits in well with our style of play,” said Smith. “He shoots well from three-point range and adds needed depth at that position." Yes, he is a veteran—he's played in 554 NBA games, but he only played 44 this year with a measly average of 4.2 PPG. Yes, he's experienced—he's played for eight teams in his 11 year career. Then the red flags go up. Eight teams in 11 years? And a little newsflash for you, Otis—Lue's career three-point percentage sits at a bleak 39.1 percent. Other sub-par stats that Lue has put up: 11.8 minutes per game, a 43.8 field goal percentage. His salary this year: $2,250,000 million. We've been talking about Rashard not being worth his salary. I agree with that, too, but is anyone realizing that this guy was way overpaid this year? In comparison, Marcin Gortat made only a little over $711,000 this year. What kind of numbers did he put up? 63 games, a 57 percent field goal percentage, and a 43.5 three-point percentage. Not amazing by any means, but I think you're getting my drift. In short, we need to cut the guy loose. We have no more room for dead weight, and I'm sick of seeing a player who makes that much doing absolutely nothing. Others that we definitely need to say goodbye to: Tony Battie and Adonal Foyle. If Otis Smith can make some good decisions and get these aforementioned guys out of our hair, we will have an additional $8.8 million to work with. That gives us money to keep Marcin Gortat and Hedo Turkoglu, which I believe are two strong pieces of the Magic's 2009/2010 puzzle. Cutting the fat is essential to making the Finals again next year and finally capturing the title. This summer should be very busy for the Magic's front office staff. Good luck to Tyronn Lue, but he doesn't belong here in Orlando.

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Hedo Turkoglu Opts Out through His Agent: Heading to Pistons?

After following a great performance in the 2009 NBA Playoffs and Finals, the Orlando Magic have some key decisions ...

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Celtics-Magic: Battle for the NBA East's Two Seed

In an intense battle for the Eastern Conference's two seed, the Orlando Magic will take on the Boston Celtics ...

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Powerhouse programs prepared Bogans for pros - Part II

Few, if any, of the league's 450 players can match the pedigree of the newest member of the Bucks, Keith Bogans, who hails from not one, but two ...

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Atlanta Hawks at the Trade Deadline: Deal or No Deal?

Exactly one year ago today, my hometown Atlanta Hawks made a trade-deadline deal that changed my entire outlook on life. No kidding. I remember hearing ...

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Bucks trade Lue to Magic for Bogans

(pictures courtesy Getty images and NBA.com) The Milwaukee Bucks have swapped guards with the Orlando Orlando ...

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