Orlando Magic's 2014 Trade Deadline Shopping List

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Orlando Magic's 2014 Trade Deadline Shopping List
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Since Dwight Howard forced his way out, the Orlando Magic have been reformatting their roster like a savvy investor accumulating assets of potential and buying power.

However, the Magic still have some leftovers from those competitive Howard teams, specifically Jameer Nelson and Glen Davis. If Orlando can get the right returns, those players should be moved.

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports that the Magic are not actively shopping right now but would be willing to trade for a first-round pick or rookie-scale players:

The Magic could and likely will change course as the deadline and the offers get real, but don't be surprised if Orlando sits out the trade deadline and makes their moves around the draft to jockey for better position or to swap veterans for better fitting rookie scale players. Magic guard Arron Afflalo is the top incoming request; however, it seems unless moving Afflalo yields another lottery pick or a means to thin out the roster, the Magic may pass.

Kyler adds that this was the approach the Magic took last season in dealing J.J. Redick—less talking, more listening.

Redick left a void for a three-point shooting specialist on the Magic roster. A young one could entice general manager Rob Hennigan.

Also on the shopping list for Hennigan should be a young point guard to swap Nelson for, a power forward who can stand out among the Magic's crowded position and more draft picks for Hennigan to (I apologize in advance for this next one) "work his Magic" with.

Let's take a more in-depth look at these needs and some potential deals that could be made by the trade deadline on February 20.

 

Contract information via ShamSports.com and statistics via NBA.com/Stats are accurate as of Feb. 5, 2014.

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