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Smith, Van Gundy Gone In "Days"?

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If what Chad Ford reported Wednesday turns out to be true, Billy King will be talking to someone other than Otis Smith next time he calls about Dwight Howard. In a chat, Ford wrote that he expects both Smith and Stan Van Gundy will be fired in a matter of days.

"I think you'll see them let go GM Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy in the next few days." Ford wrote. He added that whoever replaces them won't be thinking about a championship run, either. Rather, it will be about dumping Howard and starting over. "I think everyone realizes he's gone sooner or later and the focus will be on how to best rebuild the team."

In addition to Howard's future, the Magic will have to deal with Jameer Nelson's decision to opt out of his contract and Ryan Anderson's (restricted) free agency.