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With the February 21st trade deadline looming, rumors are flying around the NBA. Will Rudy Gay be traded? Will the Celtics look to add a point guard to replace injured star, Rajon Rondo? In regards to the Orlando Magic, one name keeps surfacing: J.J. Redick. Currently in his 7th season in the NBA, J.J. Redick has improved every year and has become an exceptional perimeter threat. Many teams that are looking for an extra scoring guard will be targeting J.J. before the trade deadline. Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan has made it clear that he is looking to acquire rookie contracts and draft picks if any such trade were to go down. With that in mind, here are some trade scenarios that have been designed around current rumors and needs.
Three-way trade between Magic, Raptors, and Grizzlies
Orlando receives: Rookie Terrence Ross from the Raptors, Rookie Tony Wroten from the Grizzlies, and Toronto Raptors 2014 1st round draft pick
Raptors receive: Rudy Gay, Hamed Haddadi and Ishmael Smith
Grizzlies receive: J.J. Redick, Jose Calderon, Amir Johnson, a 2013 2nd round pick from the Raptors, and a 2014 2nd round pick from the Magic
Here is why this trade makes sense for all three teams. Every report we are hearing about the Grizzlies is that they want to trade Rudy Gay for salary tax reasons. This trade allows them to receive expiring contracts for future flexibility while adding a backup PG, SG, and Amir Johnson (whom they reportedly have an interest in). The Raptors would be able to add a go-to scorer marquee player like Rudy Gay. They could move forward with the trio of Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Rudy Gay. The Magic would be cash in J.J.'s expiring contract for two rookies and a future draft pick. If you are saying to yourself, Rudy Gay is way better than all that...he is. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies ownership will not be able to afford the massive tax blows they'll incur with Gay, Randolph, Conley and Gasol over the next few years.
Trade Between Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic
Orlando receives: Derrick Williams
Minnesota receives: J.J. Redick
This trade has been floating around for a couple of months and kind of makes sense for both teams. J.J. Redick would bolster the weakest position for the Timberwolves and Derrick Williams is very expendable when Kevin Love is healthy. For the Magic, they get a very intriguing prospect in Derrick Williams. The second year player hasn't had a chance to really prove himself at the professional level, but has the skillset to be a fantastic player. Of course, the Magic frontcourt is already teeming with players, which is why this isn't my favorite scenario.
Three-way trade between Magic, Bulls, and Celtics
Orlando receives: Avery Bradley, Marquis Teague, and Jason Collins
Chicago receives: Jason Terry and Leandro Barbosa
Boston receives: J.J. Redick, Kirk Hinrich, and Nazr Mohammad
This is perfect for Orlando because they get Avery Bradley who is a proven second year player that looks to be one of the better perimeter defenders in the near future. Marquis Teague is one of the players that Orlando Magic fans thought the Magic should have drafted and gives the Magic a young point guard for the future. Jason Collins is just a throw-in, one year contract. Chicago receives two shooting guards that have both played point guard at some point during their careers. Chicago's biggest weakness over the last few years (minus Derick Rose's ACL) has been their two guard position. This would give them two explosive shooting guards, plus one of them could transition to point guard until Rose comes back. Boston gets the three things that they need: a point guard in Hinrich, J.J. Redick (whom they reportedly covet), and a big man in Nazr Mohammad. This trade is contingent upon whether or not Boston decides to move forward with their current roster or blow it up.
These are a few trade scenarios, but there are a million possibilities (especially with the ESPN trade machine. I'd love to hear some suggestions from the readers, so leave your trade scenarios in the comments section below! A good reference for Magic fans when compiling trade possibilities is this article about the Magic's future flexibility.
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