The Orlando Magic will not extend Ryan Anderson

Posted by Unknown on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with No comments
Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith has indicated that the team is unlikely to extend the contract of power forward Ryan Anderson. The deadline to extend said contract is Wednesday night at 11:59 est. If not extended, Anderson would become a restricted free agent in the off season.

"The fact of the matter is that there are very few guys that get extended contracts like that coming off rookie deals," Smith said before the Magic faced the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.... We like Ryan. We'd like to keep him on our team. Quite honestly, we still have the right of first refusal because he'd be a restricted free agent. It could backfire, and we could have to pay more. But that's the risk we've chosen to take."