The Orlando Magic waived Larry Hughes on Wednesday night, following a 109-103 win over the Orlando Magic. Hughes came off the bench in that game, playing 14 minutes and scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting. The move opens up a roster spot and the Magic are expected to quickly bring up a replacement.
Following tonight's game vs. Washington, the Orlando Magic have waived guard Larry Hughes, President of Basketball Operations/GM Otis Smith announced. Orlando's roster now stands at 14 players.
And there's this, which ... ouch.
ORL cold-blooded. Waived Larry Hughes on the same day his college coach at Saint Louis, Charlie Spoonhour, died.— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 2, 2012
As for the replacement, Marc Spears reports Ish Smith is expected to join the Magic on Thursday.
Just acquired LA D-Fenders point guard Ish Smith is expected to be called up by the Orlando Magic on Thursday, source tells Y! Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 2, 2012
For Hughes, this is likely the end of the line. His time in Orlando this season was always regarded as a trial run, with retirement lingering as a fall-back option.
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