Originally written January 21, 2013 on Orlando Magic Daily:
We are officially one month away from the NBA's trade deadline -- February 21 at 3 p.m. ET. The rumors and the activity will increase dramatically in the next few weeks as Orlando tries to evaluate what it has and position itself for the future. This is a point I feel like I have been hammering in over and over again. It is still not 100 percent clear what Orlando is looking for. There are a lot of players on the roster the team likes, but the team has to think about the future. So while Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo have embraced the attitude the Magic are trying to instill at this foundational stage, if a good deal comes along to dump their contracts and bring in some more versatile and younger players, they will take it. It seems highly doubtful that the Magic will find any takers for those veteran players at this juncture. Jameer Nelson still has another year guaranteed left on his deal. Arron Afflalo has three years guaranteed remaining. And Glen D...
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