Teams are calling the Magic to inquire about the availability of Maurice Harkless, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Kennedy adds that GM Rob Hennigan’s asking price is high and speculates that it would take a first-rounder to acquire the forward.
Some believe Orlando will keep Harkless as well as Andrew Nicholson and move on from coach Jacque Vaughn to see if a new coach could get more out the pair of young players, Kennedy adds in another tweet. Recently, Harkless has played sparingly and Vaughn has publicly criticized the 22-year-old’s motor.
These rumors might signify that Hennigan views Harkless differently than the coaching staff does, as Kennedy speculates on Twitter. Harkless is averaging 8.3 points per 36 minutes this season.