Magic Are Ready To Trade For Scorers

Ranked 29th in points per possession, the Magic will turn to the trade market for help on offense, reports Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel.

Robbins cites a league source with knowledge of the situation, but it’s obvious to anyone who has watched the Magic that they need to find some scoring. The offseason trade for Serge Ibaka and the signing of Bismack Biyombo have helped Orlando build the NBA’s third best defense in points per possession, but a lack of offense has limited the Magic in a 9-12 start.

Robbins isn’t sure who Orlando’s front office might want to part with, but he lists four players with expiring contracts, which are usually attractive to teams hoping to cut salary. They are Ibaka, Jeff Green, Jodie Meeks and C.J. Wilcox. In addition, C.J. Watson has just a $1MM guarantee on his 2017/18 contract.

The unofficial start of the trading season is December 15th, when most of the offseason free agent signees are eligible to be dealt.

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9 thoughts on “Magic Are Ready To Trade For Scorers

  1. 1stindiangm

    Agreed. Stuck with him now, may have to move Vuc for scoring.

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  2. If we don’t trade Ibaka he walks during free agency, should have paid Oladipo the ext it would have been chump change compared to new free agents and kept sabonis. Mario is going to be traded too.

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    • Ed in T-dot

      Raptors will likely make a run at Ibaka, he is a perfect fit for their roster. Would love to see something built around Ross, who has a bargain contract and another 2 years of control left after this one….

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  3. Mr.Fixit

    Ibaka has been the best player on BOTH ends for the Magic, leading in points and blocks. He stretches the floor and rebounds. What league are you guys watching?

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