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Punk
04-12-2012, 11:54 PM
First Odom and now Duhon.


It's a bit of an understatement to point out that the Orlando Magic have been through their fair share of controversy this season, what with a franchise player clearly wanting to don another uniform and/or fire his team's celebrated head coach at the same time. There's another minor controversy brewing down in Florida, though, with the demotion of backup point man Chris Duhon. Duhon, who is just seven years removed from acting as the starting point guard on a 47-win team, is one of the worst rotation players in the NBA. And, for some reason, he's compounding this by clashing with head coach Stan Van Gundy.

Battling with SVG is a time-honored NBA art, but it's only NBA-legal if you have the ability to drop 30 points and collect 20 rebounds on any given night; as Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard can. But when you're a point guard that struggles to score, and only manages 4.4 assists for every 36 minutes of playing time? The patience isn't as thick. Unlike Duhon, according to some Orlando observers.

Steve Kyler, a Florida-based NBA scribe who founded Hoopsworld (nee BskBall), wrote on Wednesday that Duhon has "quit" on Van Gundy, but even if the pair had the healthiest of relationships, replacing Duhon in the rotation with second-year guard Ish Smith is a positive step for a Magic team that has been dealing with nothing but negative juju all season long. The latest culmination of which came in the form of Duhon's suspension for Monday's game against the Pistons, amid rumors that he had blown off two Magic practices.

It's a small sample, spread out over just 167 minutes, but Smith has played solid basketball for the Magic this season — managing 10 points and over eight assists for every 36 minutes he's played, with a nearly 4-to-1 assist to turnover ratio. This could be a fluke run, Smith's play in Houston and Memphis last season was decidedly poor, but he's also a 23-year-old point guard still learning these particular ropes.

Duhon? His poor play this season could only be described as "typical," at this point. Leaned on for veteran, Duke-studied guidance at outposts in Chicago and New York prior to his time in Orlando, Duhon hasn't posted an average Player Efficiency Rating in his seven-year NBA career, and he's managed a single-digit PER (for our newer listeners, this is really, really bad) in both seasons with the Magic. There are rumors that his off-court habits could be contributing to his sluggish play, and with starting point guard Jameer Nelson often struggling to consistently contribute, Van Gundy deservedly is taking on whatever he can grab at the backup point guard slot.

And this is what the Magic, and GM Otis Smith (who could be replaced with former Pacers and Knicks GM Donnie Walsh this summer) in particular, deserve for signing a player who had shot above 40.8 percent just once in his NBA career prior to Duhon's 2010 acquisition. Duhon isn't a major millstone, at just $3.5 million this year and the next (and less than half that, in 2013-14, guaranteed), but Smith could have done better.

Stan Van Gundy? Despite Dwight Howard's wishes, he's not done in Orlando just yet. But he's made a sound move in deciding to be done with Chris Duhon.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/chris-duhon-banished-orlando-amid-reports-missed-practices-153501189.html

Word is he has a drinking problem. I hope he gets his crap together. He's a nice guy but he is going to be out of the league once his contract ends.

Cal827
04-12-2012, 11:56 PM
A move made by Dwight Howard to front office.

Kashmir13579
04-12-2012, 11:59 PM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

Raph12
04-13-2012, 12:06 AM
Who cares? It's Chris Duhon... Now if this were Dwight Howard. :rolleyes:

BallIsAll
04-13-2012, 12:07 AM
Scrub lol

Punk
04-13-2012, 12:08 AM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

There is pictures of him partying and drinking since college but he probably got incredibly addicted in NY.

rwynyc
04-13-2012, 12:08 AM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

The Nightlife in NYC gets a lot of people

The Final Boss
04-13-2012, 12:08 AM
Chris Groupon...

D12 fan
04-13-2012, 12:08 AM
This is not thread worthy,it Chris freaking Duhon,a scrub.

The Final Boss
04-13-2012, 12:12 AM
This is not thread worthy,it Chris freaking Duhon,a scrub.

Expect a call from Jalen Rose in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Lakeshow24KB
04-13-2012, 12:12 AM
Man the locker room doesn't need any more problems.

oak2455
04-13-2012, 12:13 AM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

poor Chris:D

GSWFanInLA
04-13-2012, 12:18 AM
Expect a call from Jalen Rose in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

:laugh2:

GiantsSwaGG
04-13-2012, 12:19 AM
Chris Coupon

MGB
04-13-2012, 12:20 AM
if i remember correctly he had some issues with his attitude and showing up late to team activities dating back to his in Chicago

Lakers4ItAll
04-13-2012, 12:25 AM
When he played for the Bulls I would see him out all the time at the best club in Chicago Spybar. I used to make fun of him for losing to the Heat in the playoffs

eibbor
04-13-2012, 12:25 AM
Expect a call from Jalen Rose in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

^this fo sho

*Superman*
04-13-2012, 12:27 AM
Good. He blows anyways. Lets go Ish!

northsider
04-13-2012, 12:30 AM
He once showed up randomly after a Bulls game to a sports bar in the burbs. A crappy sports bar at that and he also came by himself it was weird as ****. Played some pool drank a little bit with people and then left after taking a few pictures.

Ladies Man
04-13-2012, 12:38 AM
That Magic team cannot catch a break. Every day is a new sory

bowieinspace
04-13-2012, 12:42 AM
He once showed up randomly after a Bulls game to a sports bar in the burbs. A crappy sports bar at that and he also came by himself it was weird as ****. Played some pool drank a little bit with people and then left after taking a few pictures.

Which bar?

SugeKnight
04-13-2012, 03:55 AM
Ish smith can ball. Idk why the warriors cut him. I liked him more than Nate and Jenkins

MJ-BULLS
04-13-2012, 04:10 AM
He always been a weird dude since he was with the bulls

abe_froman
04-13-2012, 04:12 AM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

it got to further back than that he would party too much back when he was with chicago

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-13-2012, 07:55 AM
Is Chris Duhon worse than Derek Fisher?

rapjuicer06
04-13-2012, 08:13 AM
He once showed up randomly after a Bulls game to a sports bar in the burbs. A crappy sports bar at that and he also came by himself it was weird as ****. Played some pool drank a little bit with people and then left after taking a few pictures.

For some reason I think this is so awesome. If I was a celeb or pro athlete this is the kind of stuff I'd do. Go to small towns and **** like that and just shoot the **** with the people there

Forever35
04-13-2012, 08:22 AM
Spoiled little Duke Lacros... I mean Duke Basketball players...

Bulls_fan90
04-13-2012, 08:29 AM
There is pictures of him partying and drinking since college but he probably got incredibly addicted in NY.

He had the same issues in Chicago.

faridk89
04-13-2012, 08:35 AM
Expect a call from Jalen Rose in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

:clap:

lvlheaded
04-13-2012, 08:36 AM
Chris Duhon being terrible, what else is new? How this guy got that contract from the Magic in the first place is beyond me. His agent deserves a ****ing medal for that

uprightciti
04-13-2012, 08:52 AM
I will never forget seeing him in one of his last home games as a knick

he blew the game winning shot

and i stood up (i was pretty close)

and he instantly saw me and i gave him the finger and said "YOU ****ING SUCK!!!"

he then hung his head in shame

Chris DooDoohon should retire

uprightciti
04-13-2012, 08:53 AM
true story

He115ing
04-13-2012, 08:54 AM
Duhon is a complete bum, I don't even know how he made it to the NBA

boolish
04-13-2012, 11:07 AM
OS has brought a bunch of under achievers to ORL and JVG has to pick up the pieces and try to make something of it. his players come to camp out of shape after feasting during the off season on all manner of bounty their inflated contracts can procure.

MrfadeawayJB
04-13-2012, 11:12 AM
he sucks at basketball but at least he can party

Muttman73
04-13-2012, 11:16 AM
Seemed like he did alright in Chicago, good luck man finding a real job

onlythisfar41
04-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Chris Duhon is not a scrub! Remember that one time when he....no, well remember that time he did....wait that wasnt him either, well how about he time he made that play where....never mind that wasnt him either.

Yea okay I guess he is a scrub.

blastmasta26
04-13-2012, 11:36 AM
I will never forget seeing him in one of his last home games as a knick

he blew the game winning shot

and i stood up (i was pretty close)

and he instantly saw me and i gave him the finger and said "YOU ****ING SUCK!!!"

he then hung his head in shame

Chris DooDoohon should retire

:laugh2: Harsh, but funny.


Duhon is a complete bum, I don't even know how he made it to the NBA

He had that one 20 assist game against the Warriors as a Knick. So I wouldn't say complete bum, maybe like 98.6% bum.

macc
04-13-2012, 11:40 AM
As a Magic fan I'm loving this news. Ish has out performed Duhon in just a few games vs Duhons entire season. I couldn't stand him on my team and I bet his NBA career is over once his contract runs out.

MrfadeawayJB
04-13-2012, 11:47 AM
^^^

Yeah i remember Ish for his short stint here in memphis. I love his work ethic

1-800-STFU
04-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Duhon did the same **** in chicago.

Bum

smith&wesson
04-13-2012, 12:24 PM
if i was duhon i would enjoy it while it lasted too.

Chi City23
04-13-2012, 12:43 PM
They said the night life got to him in NYC. Could it possibly date back that far? I remember he played real well for us early on. :laugh2:

He was partying it up in Chicago all the time when he was here. I've seen it lol

waveycrockett
04-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Where does it say he has a drinking problem?

5ass
04-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Im glad this happened, duhon just sucks ***, and ish comes in and brings a new dynamic to our offense. I like ish and i think he'll make us a better team than u would expect.

JasonJohnHorn
04-13-2012, 06:05 PM
This is not thread worthy,it Chris freaking Duhon,a scrub.

Don't let Jalen Rose hear you call and NBA player a scrub ;-)