NBA Rumors: Orlando Magic Open To Trading Multiple Players

Are you an NBA franchise that owns a first-round draft pick in one of the next two NBA Drafts?  If so, then I have great news for you: you could have your selection of Orlando Magic players, provided you have the cap space.  According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Magic are said to be asking for first-round picks in exchange for Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross, or Gary Harris.  Fischer also goes on to mention how some teams may be tempted to wait the Magic out until closer to the deadline, as last year they eventually accepted just a second-round pick in exchange for Evan Fournier.

The Magic hold the NBA's worst record at 7-35, but they have some young talent in Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony, and Wendell Carter Jr. that they are looking to build around in the years to come.  Moving one of Ross, Harris, or Bamba for a first-round pick not only opens to door for more playing time and potential growth for their young players, but that first-round pick could develop into an important teammate of theirs when they are (hopefully) contending for a championship in a few years.

All three players could be a great midseason addition to a contending team, and the franchise that bites down and relinquishes a first-round pick to acquire one could find themselves at a major advantage come playoff time.  Terrence Ross has been linked to the Celtics, Nuggets, and Suns among others, and the 31-year-old swingman provides athleticism and a veteran presence on a reasonable $12.5 million cap hit next season.  Gary Harris is the ideal 3-and-D type of player providing shooting and rugged defence and would fit seamlessly on paper with a number of contending teams.  The most interesting name that Fischer mentioned, however, was Mo Bamba.  The former 6th overall pick is setting career-highs in minutes, blocks, points, rebounds, and assists, but with an expiring contract and Wendell Carter Jr.'s extension, Bamba is said to be available, as well.

Stay tuned for updates on the Orlando Magic, and their potential firesale come deadline time.

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