The Magic have decided not exercise their team option on Daniel Orton for the 2012-13 season.
Orton will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
"You have to look at the whole body of work and look at where we are," Otis Smith said on Tuesday.
"It's nothing against Daniel. He's done what he's supposed to do. He's gotten himself in good shape. He's worked his tail off. It's nothing against him at all. It's just the way everything fell this year."
"I haven't done anything on the court to prove that I can play or anything, so I understand why they did it," Orton said. "But I don't understand a lot of things, such as why I didn't get a chance maybe to showcase what I have."
"The kid's healthy, so that's not an issue," said Orton's agent, Ara Vartanian. "I just don't know why you would have a player and not give him a chance to show what he can do or even get someone in return who has some value."
The Magic still could re-sign Orton when he becomes a free agent in July.
Orton was eligible to earn $1,182,600 if the Magic had exercised their option for 12-13.