Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the Magic have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Hornets that will send restricted free agent Ryan Anderson to the Crescent City for center Gustavo Ayon.
Anderson reportedly agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Hornets. The Magic did not appear willing to match it and so Rob Hennigan did what he had to -- get something for the Magic's second-leading scorer from 2012.
This was not a case of the Magic "giving" Anderson away. This was a case of Anderson garnering a contract that was more than the Magic wanted to pay. Remember, Hennigan talked about a process in analyzing the worth of players and how they fit. Deciding to let Anderson walk was a part of that process. A decision that Hennigan came to in evaluating his roster.
It pains a lot of Magic fans that Anderson, a player that the Magic really developed into a solid player that was more than "just a shooter." When Anderson came to Orlando in t...