Turkoglu back to Orlando
A major trade happened today in the NBA league.
The former Magic star Hedo Turkoglu, along with Jason Richardson and Earl Clark from the Phoenix Suns, went to Orlando in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-round pick and cash considerations.
Hard to tell who wins from this trade considering that J Rich is havin a great season so far , so probably Orlando. The interesting part is Hedo. After leaving the Magic two years ago, he played nothing in Toronto and not much in Phoenix. Actuallly Hedo might be one of the most overrated playesrs in the NBA at this point.
The Magic have plenty of lucrative pieces to package in a trade in addition to Carter’s expiring contract. Lewis, who has 2½ years remaining on a $118 million, six-year deal, would line up with Arenas’ backloaded contract — which still has about $60 million left.
Also, serious trade talks between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic about trading Gilbert Arenas for Rashard Lewis. Arenas had several knee problems that limited him to 47 games over the previous three seasons. But while playing alongside (and often behind) Wall this season, Arenas has showed flashes of his old self.
He has averaged 17.3 points and 5.6 assists per game this season, including a season-high 31 points in a loss against the Magic on Nov. 27. The Magic have made strong pushes to acquire Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and New Orleans’ Chris Paul, but with those talks showing little progress, they might be forced to make another move. It will be nice to see Gill back in his old days form, but can ORlando agree to pay his contract ( a whooping $60 milinon left ) .
We should see a decision within a couple of days.