|Orlando Magic Have Players On Trading Block|
It was clear that the Orlando Magic were in rebuilding mode when they essentially traded Dwight Howard for some complementary players and draft picks, but the franchise does not even want to keep those guys from latest reports emerging from the US. The Magic have a number of players on the trading block, and are looking for expiring contracts and draft picks in return.
Orlando, the happiest place on earth.
They are open for business to any team that is interested in the likes of holdovers Hedo Turkoglu, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, Big Baby Davis and Quentin Richardson. (And those players also might be looking to join a team that’s not competing for lottery prizes the next few seasons.)
Vets Al Harrington and Josh McRoberts, who both arrived in the Dwight deal, also will be there for the asking.
What do the Magic want in return to jettison any of those deals? Ideally, expiring contracts and/or draft picks.
Odds of moving the big multi-year contracts of Turk ($11.8 and roughly $6 million), Nelson (3 years, about $20 million) and Davis (3 years, $19.4 million) are slim, of course.
Redick has an expiring deal at $6.7 million so he’ll be beneficial whether he’s dealt or not. McRoberts also has an expiring contract at $3.1 million.
Richardson has two years left at $2.6 million and $2.8 million.
Even with two guaranteed seasons at $6.2 million and $6.6 million, Harrington has enough firepower left to interest a team looking for a scorer or trying to fill a void created by an injury.
The Magic likely will be busy at the trade deadline.
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 September 2012 15:47 )|