Bernucca: Money for nothing, checks for free

Lamar Odom

Now that we are about a month into the NBA season, are you disappointed in the performance of a player or two on your favorite team? Take a number and get in line. There are dozens of players who are not coming close to meeting expectations this season. And when you factor in their salaries and how much they limit their team’s financial flexibility, it can be downright infuriating.


Orlando signs Ish Smith, recently waived by Golden State


ORLANDO — With Jameer Nelson sidelined by a concussion until next Monday at the earliest, the Orlando Magic reached into the D-League today and signed guard Ish Smith. Smith appeared in six games earlier this season for the Golden State Warriors, averaging 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 10.5 minutes.  He scored a season-high 11 points in a 92-78 win over the New York Knicks on Dec. 28 before being waived by the Warriors on Jan. 13.  He joined