ORLANDO, Fla. J.J. Redick and Jameer Nelson have been down this road before.
So far, its a road that has never led them out of Orlando. In terms of continuous service with the Magic, they are the undisputed leaders on the current roster, as well as two of the few remaining ties to the 2009 Eastern Conference champions.
But with the Magics six-year playoff run coming to an end, teams that have postseason and title aspirations are making inquiries about the availability of both guards to general manager Rob Hennigan. At least a dozen teams are said to have expressed an interest in Redick, who is in the last year of a contract that pays him 6.2 million this season.
By the time the NBAs trading deadline rolls around Thursday, Redick and Nelson could be gone as the Magic continue a youth movement centered on stockpiling draft picks. Or the rumors might just end up being so much hot air.
We both know that if its gonna happen, its gonna happen, Nelson said before the All-Star break. B...