Hennigan: Leaked Board “Not Indicative” Of Magic’s Plans

The agent for newly-signed Magic swingman Patricio Garino created a stir this week when he tweeted out a photo of his client signing a contract with Orlando. The seemingly innocuous photo, which has since been deleted, went viral because of what showed up in the background behind Garino: A dry-erase board that listed apparent free agent and trade targets for the Magic.

Asked by Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel for a comment on the board, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said the lists are “not indicative of plans” and are “simply listing options, including some which other teams have inquired about.”

The lists of players includes three visible headings: “Hybrid Trade,” “Hybrid Free Agency,” and “Spread Bigs Trade.” The first two columns list players capable of playing multiple positions, while the latter column focuses on big men who can shoot from outside. A fourth column appears to list “spread bigs” available in free agency, though it’s partially cut off.

Wilson Chandler, Justise Winslow, and Tobias Harris are among the many names on the “Hybrid Trade” list, with Danilo Gallinari, Paul Millsap, and Otto Porter among the names on the “Hybrid Free Agency” list. The “Spread Bigs Trade” column features names like Nikola Mirotic, Chandler Parsons, and many others.

One of the more interesting items under the “Hybrid Trade” column on the Magic’s board is a mention of Dario Saric with “For AG?” noted in parentheses. “AG” likely refers to Magic power forward Aaron Gordon, so it’s possible Hennigan’s claim that the board includes notes on players other teams have inquired about was meant to explain this item. However, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer tweets that the Sixers have never discussed sending Saric to the Magic or any other team.

Ultimately, the leak doesn’t seem overly consequential — the NBA’s other 29 teams likely have similar lists of potential offseason targets. Still, it’s not a great look for a front office that is already under fire. If Hennigan – who is said to be on the hot seat – is replaced after the season, the club could head into the summer with a new management group and a new big board in place.

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17 thoughts on “Hennigan: Leaked Board “Not Indicative” Of Magic’s Plans

  1. oriolesravenstimberwolves04

    If the magic plan on trading Aaron Gordon I hope the wolves make a play.

    • Connorsoxfan

      I’d like to see Gordon flipped to Boston for Bradley plus some picks.

    • D-NBA

      That would be the dumbest decision they have made as a franchise since letting Shaq go to the Lakers. Gordon has been putting up 20+ consistently and is playing way better as a stretch4 since switching to power forward. All they really need to do is draft Josh Jackson and make Terrence Ross the 6th man because he ain’t built to be a starting small forward like Tatum and Jackson will be.

      • D-NBA

        To get Lavine would mean the Magic deciding to put Evan Fournier on the bench who they signed to a ridiculous amount of money and Lavine would cost them their lottery pick at least, he is already a 20 point scorer and super young.

        • Connorsoxfan

          No I meant that Gordon would go to the T-Wolves because someone suggested that.

    • D-NBA

      They wouldnt laugh but him going there would make no sense when they already have two stretch bigs in Ben Simmons and Dario Saric. Sixers would be better off drafting Malik Monk to play the 2 to help space out the floor for Simmons and Embiid and Saric if they don’t decide to move him.

  2. Reflect

    It’s the perfect metaphor for the Magic. Someone writes all these possibilities and dreams on a big board, then 10 games into the season they all get erased.

    • MIchael Pasquarella

      Not for Saric atleast. ROTY aint going anywhere bub. Keep your junk in Orlando

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