Now that the calendar has officially turned to 2013, the countdown to the NBA's most intriguing day can really begin. Yes, we are 51 days away from the NBA trade deadline.
The Magic figure to be active with that $18 million trade exception and an eagerness to collect assets and build for a long-term future. Of course, if the Magic want to get rid of some of those massive contracts -- they are surely interested in moving long-term deals for Hedo Turkoglu, Al Harrington and Glen Davis if possible -- they likely will have to give something up.
The only player that seems to make sense to give up is free agent-to-be J.J. Redick.
Many teams will covet Redick for his shooting ability and he is scoring a career high in points per game and points per 36 minutes. He has shown an improvement in his passing and his work ethic has made an impression on the new management.
That is what Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld reported a few weeks ago and that is what he reiterated when doing...