NBA Rumors: Orlando Magic Big Man Garnering Interest on Trade Market

The Orlando Magic are deep into a rebuild, from the ground up, and have a couple of nice young pieces to get them started. But they also have a few marginal veterans that could bring back a bit of draft capital in trades. One of those, center Robin Lopez, is on the trade market radar. 

According to NBA Insider Marc Stein, "I’m told that teams seeking a proven big man have registered interest in Orlando’s Robin Lopez, who is playing on a one-year, $5 million deal."

The 33-year-old center is actually with his 4th team in the last 4 years, while averaging 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in just 19 minutes a game for the Magic. Those numbers are just a tick below his career averages, indicating he might be able to provide some minutes off the bench for a team in need of a 7-footer. 

We suspect that any teams interested in Lopez probably didn't see his posterization last night at the hands of Ja Morant:

Of course, half the league has seemingly been put on a poster by Morant this season, so no biggie for the big man.  

Stein adds that he's unclear of the Magic's stance on trading Lopez, while noting that Terrence Ross and Gary Harris are definitely open for offers. Ross, in fact, was mentioned as one of the most likely wings to be traded by Thursday's deadline. 

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