Found July 09, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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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