Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic Working on Blockbuster Deal

The Boston Celtics aren't messing around this trade deadline. The team has discussed many options but none seem as close to completion as their trade talks with the Orlando Magic. This deal is turning into a blockbuster as the Celtics have offered two first-round picks and Marcus Smart to the Magic in exchange for forwards Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier.
The Celtics would also use some of the trade exception money to facilitate the financials of the deal.

The 25-year-old Gordon has spent his seven-year career with the Magic and has recently requested a trade. He's averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game and would provide the Celtics with some scoring presence from the four spot they've been desperately seeking this season. He's also under contract for next season at just over $16 million.

Fournier is a 28-year-old pending free-agent who is quietly having a great season. The 6'7 swing man is averaging 19.1 points per game and would become a scoring threat off the bench for the Celtics.

As for Smart, he's spent his entire seven-year career in Boston and has battled some injuries of late. The 27-year-old is averaging 12.8 points per game and is under contract for next season at just over $14 million.  

There's potential this deal comes down to the wire on Thursday as other teams have been trying to pry Gordon from the Magic this week and Orlando is listening on everything.

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