Found July 09, 2012 on
There's nothing quite like hitting the ground running, eh Rob Hennigan?
Hennigan probably still has stuff shipping to Orlando from Oklahoma City, but Orlando's new GM is not wasting any time blowing up the Magic roster and starting over. In the midst of pursuing a trade to finally jettison Dwight Howard, the Magic have agreed to send their second most valuable asset, Ryan Anderson, to New Orleans.
Unwilling to match a lucrative offer sheet from the New Orleans Hornets that Anderson was about to sign, the Magic have agreed to send the restricted free agent to the Hornets in a sign-and-trade deal for center Gustavo Ayon, league sources said. The deal is expected to be finalized on Wednesday, the day when the NBA's moratorium period on player transactions ends.
The Magic have been in desperate financial straits for a few seasons. Otis Smith spent years taking on big contracts in an effort to appease his mega-star center and build a winner.
Neither goal, ultimately, wa...
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Nets guard Deron Williams recently admitted that he and Dwight Howard have had discussions about the possibility of one day playing together "for years."
The New Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic reached agreement on a sign-and-trade deal that will send Magic forward Ryan Anderson to New Orleans, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. In exchange for Anderson, the Magic will get Hornets center Gustavo Ayon. Meanwhile, the Hornets get Anderson, a good outside shooter and rebounder who will join incoming rookie Anthony Davis in...
The Nets and Magic appeared to be making headway on a Dwight Howard trade, but the Cavaliers may have washed away any progress made. The Cavs are no longer willing to be third-team facilitators for a deal that would send Howard to Brooklyn, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. This new development reportedly severely jeopardizes the Nets' ability to acquire the...
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The New Orleans have acquired Ryan Anderson through a sign-and-trade with the Orlando Magic. In return, the Magic will get Gustavo Ayon.
[Related: Ryan Anderson named Most Improved Player]
Via Yahoo Sports:
Ryan Anderson has reached agreement on a four-year, $36 million contract with the New Orleans Hornets as part of a sign-and-trade deal that...
The Magic have officially completed a sign-and trade deal that sends restricted free agent Ryan Anderson to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for fellow forward Gustavo Ayon.
The deal was agreed to earlier this week, but Wednesday marked to end of the NBA's trade moratorium.
Anderson, a 6-foot-10 forward that can shoot the 3-pointer, completed his fourth NBA season and third...
The Lakers pulled off an extraordinary trade last week. Can they do it again this week?
They found themselves back in negotiations Tuesday for Dwight Howard after a multi-team deal collapsed that would have sent the unhappy Orlando Magic center to the Brooklyn Nets.
In a key development, the Lakers are slowly becoming more open to taking back a fairly bad contract, the one for...
The Magic have reopened Dwight Howard trade talks with teams beyond the Nets.
Reports: Clippers involved in Dwight Howard trade talks.
The Brooklyn Nets continue to pursue a way to acquire center Dwight Howard from Orlando, and one method being investigated, according to CBSSports.com, is to offer the Magic a package that includes at least three first-round draft picks. Any deal made between the Nets and Magic is likely to involve Nets center Brook Lopez going to Orlando and Kris Humphries going to a third team...
Andrew Nicholson showed a lot of poise. He was drafted as a player where the Magic would know what they were getting. He is good in the post and overall just a solid player. Poise and savvy were one of those things the Magic expected.
So when Orlando lost a 20-point lead in the team's summer league opener it was the team's first round pick that Orlando turned to. Nicholson...
MarShon Brooks, who emerged in Dwight Howard trade rumors, had three points on 0-for-10 shooting from the floor.
Cleveland would acquire Kris Humphries in a sign-and-trade as part of a larger Dwight Howard deal.
The Nets and Magic have exchanged medical records of Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez.