Originally written on Orlando Magic Daily  |  Last updated 10/25/14
It has been two weeks since the Magic acquired Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb from Milwaukee for J.J. Redick, Ish Smith and Gustavo Ayon. Some of the initial shock has certainly worn off and the Magic have gotten some impressive play from Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih through three games in a Magic uniform. The move was clearly a move that had the future in mind. Orlando was looking to cash in on Redick for a player that could contribute and develop in the future and also for some form of cap relief. The going thought really was that the Magic would not be able to or would not be willing to match whatever offer Redick would get this summer. Even if they thought Redick was worth whatever amount he would get paid, it did not fall in with the Magic's long-term plans to tie up somewhere in the neighborhood of $8-10 million per year. Redick may be beloved, but it is questionable to spend $15-17 million per year on two shooting guards. Only one can start after all, an...
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