While Rob Hennigan will be evaluated as general manager of the Orlando Magic by Alex Martins in the offseason, he admitted the criticism he has received is valid.

“First and foremost, the criticism is warranted,” Hennigan said prior to Tuesday's trade of Serge Ibaka to Toronto. “I don’t know if it’s welcome because no one likes to get criticized, but the job we have and the job we’re trying to do is certainly subject to that. Our fans, quite frankly, deserve to be upset and deserve to be frustrated. … I think the proverbial hot seat comes with the territory.”

The Magic had playoff aspirations but now have the second worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Hennigan became GM of the Magic in 2012.