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Smith said that he hasn't received any trade requests from Richardson, Duhon or Williams. "It's actually been the other way around," Smith said. "They've come to me and asked not to be traded." Orlando Sentinel

January 1, 2011 Updates

Jason Williams participated fully in Friday's halfcourt practice session, even though recent tests have shown the reserve point guard has arthritis in both feet. "Yeah, I did practice, but it's hurting now," Williams said afterward. "So, I don't know what's going to happen." Williams' status will be determined day-to-day. "The arthritis isn't going to go away," Van Gundy said. "It's how much the pain can be managed and what he feels like he can do, and it's probably a little different day-to-day." Orlando Sentinel

December 31, 2010 Updates

Jason Williams remains in limbo, unable to practice or play because of problems with his left foot. The reserve point guard told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday that recent medical tests confirmed that he has arthritis in both feet. "Actually, the right one's worse than the left one," Williams said before tipoff of the Orlando Magic's game against the New York Knicks at Amway Center. Williams exchanged text messages with team physician Craig Mintzer but hadn't had spoken yet with Mintzer to determine the next course of action. Orlando Sentinel

December 30, 2010 Updates
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Reserve PG Jason Williams was on the Magic's active roster Saturday, but he didn't dress because he continues to be bothered by problems with his left foot. Williams, 35, said doctors have told him that he suffers from arthritis in the foot, and Williams is concerned because the discomfort hasn't subsided over the last month and a half. "I'm not so sure that I won't be able to play ever again," Williams told the Orlando Sentinel before tipoff. "It's not getting better, and they say it's not going to get any better. I've still got a long life to live, so we're going to see a day at a time. I don't know." Orlando Sentinel

December 26, 2010 Updates

Magic point guard Jason Williams will not accompany the team to New Jersey and willl miss the two-game road trip, staying in Orlando to undergo extensive testing on his sore left foot. Williams has said that the foot has bothered him for about six weeks. Williams, 35, also might be pondering whether to retire or ask for his release. Orlando Sentinel

December 16, 2010 Updates

The Knicks would love to add a player like a Luke Ridnour if Minnesota was inclined to move him, but it's not easy to find a reliable, intelligent backup point guard for a reasonable price in this league. Stan Van Gundy has Jason Williams and Chris Duhon, two players who certainly would be able to handle the role. Williams' expiring $854,389 is certainly more attractive for the Knicks, but it looks like Williams has moved ahead of Duhon ($3.5M per over three years) on the depth chart. Duhon ran D'Antoni's system well, he just didn't have the ability to get to the rim or shoot it consistently. Newsday

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October 29, 2010 Updates

Magic PG Jason Williams could face disciplinary action from the league office as early as Friday. Williams received two technical fouls with 58.9 remaining in the 112-83 rout, resulting in an automatic ejection. Williams was questioning an offensive foul that referee Tony Brothers had called on him. But Williams took it a step further when he tugged on Brothers' upper left arm. Asked to comment after the game, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said, "We'll find out from the league tomorrow. I've got other reasons to lose sleep tonight. That will not be what keeps me up." Orlando Sentinel

October 27, 2010 Updates

Point guard Jason Williams practiced fully with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and could be activated for the team's season opener on Thursday. "It felt fine," Williams said afterward. "My wind is not where it should be, but I think that's pretty par for the course. I've just got to keep working every day and try to get it back." Orlando Sentinel

September 30, 2010 Updates
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Over the next few weeks, Stan Van Gundy will determine whether newcomer Chris Duhon or Jason Williams will serve as Jameer Nelson’s backup. “I know Jameer will start and then it’ll shake out,” Van Gundy said after the Magic completed their first practice today. ”I’m not worried about it. We have a couple of playing-time situations that we’ll sort out of the course of the month. But that’s better than not liking any of your answers. I’d rather have to choose between two options I like than two options [where] I don’t like either one.” Orlando Sentinel

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