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Orlando is far from done trading, plenty of guys available

Sep 1, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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Dwight Howard is gone, but that is just knocking down one wall in the major rebuilding project that is going on in Orlando. GM Rob Hennigan is rebuilding the entire house and there is a lot more work to do.

That means he is not done trading. Pretty much everyone on the roster is available.

That’s something Brian Schmitz tried to make clear at the Orlando Sentinel.

They are open for business to any team that is interested in the likes of holdovers Hedo Turkoglu, Jameer Nelson, J.J. Redick, Big Baby Davis and Quentin Richardson. (And those players also might be looking to join a team that’s not competing for lottery prizes the next few seasons.)

Vets Al Harrington and Josh McRoberts, who both arrived in the Dwight deal, also will be there for the asking. What do the Magic want in return to jettison any of those deals? Ideally, expiring contracts and/or draft picks.

The Magic have been trying to move the Turkoglu contract (two years, $17 million left) for a couple seasons, and good luck with that.

But Redick with one year at $6.1 million will draw interest for teams who need a shooter. Glen Davis could be useful but with three years and $17 million not sure anyone takes him. And while Nelson is a quality point guard but may not be easy to move with his new deal (three years, $25 million).

Still, the blue light special sale is still going on in Orlando and you can expect a lot more moves.

  1. jmclarkent - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    I am a little shocked that they didn’t insist on Hedo being part of any Dwight Howard deal.

    • manchestermiracle - Sep 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      Maybe they did ask, but Kupchak is smarter than that.

  2. eugenesaxe - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Just because ORL was willing to take garbage for howard, they shouldn’t be expecting other teams to be jumping to take THEIR crap.

  3. blueintown - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    “But Redick with one year at $6.1 million will draw interest for teams who need a shower.”

    Best. Typo. Ever.

    Seriously, though. Let’s hire a seventh grade english student to edit this site.

    • ihavenonickname - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:04 PM

      C’mon Kurt, they are called “INTERNS”… you don’t even have to pay them!

    • adoombray - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM

      lol yeah i love how you dont even have to look at who wrote the article ; if its some kind of glaring typo or reference to the wrong team, you know its Kurt who wrote it

  4. ihavenonickname - Sep 1, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Yes, Redick is excellent at asisting teammates with showering….?????

    and why the hell did they sign Jameer Nelson? That made no sense.

  5. musilly - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    “But Redick with one year at $6.1 million will draw interest for teams who need a shower.”

    Because Redick can make it rain threes. You all are just failing to appreciate Kurt’s trenchant wit.

  6. 00maltliquor - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    If they are trying to get rid of Nelson THEN WHY THE HELL DID THEY RE-SIGN HIM TO THAT CONTRACT!!??? Ugggh the incompetance of ORL’s NEW management! Freakin’ retards! They did the same thing when they shoot themselves in the foot by re-signing Jason Richardson to a similar contract after they were let off the hook by the graces of free-agency last year…but that was OLD management. Still the same sh!t goes on! lol

    • limonadamas - Sep 1, 2012 at 8:53 PM

      Totally agree… They want expiring contracts for the guys they just resigned? o_O

    • raidmagic - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      Understand that article was written by one of the biggest hacks in the Orlando media. I sincerely doubt they are looking to move Jameer or Big Baby. The team will need some veteran leadership and they are just the guys to do it.

  7. lakerluver - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Redick to the LAKERS in the D12 trade would’ve been nice.

    • 00maltliquor - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      Steve Blake shipped out to anyone involved with that 4-way deal woulda been even sweeter!

    • money2long - Sep 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

      i’m gonna say this now. reddick is the type of role player who, on a championship caliber team, would be critical. reddick on a subpar team is just another shooter. on a contending team he is huge, especially when surrounded by guys who will draw attention away from him.

      • 00maltliquor - Sep 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

        Agreed. Steve Kerr-esque.

      • money2long - Sep 2, 2012 at 4:14 PM

        00maltliquor, exactly

  8. gaykegayden - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    The Rockets would have taken two of those contracts and given you more talent, but you “saw something” in Afflalo for sole reason.

    GG (Gayke Gayden)

    • ihavenonickname - Sep 2, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      respectfully, what kind of name is Gayke Gayden?

      • manchestermiracle - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

        Did his folks call him GayGay when he was little? Is his grown-up nickname Gay squared?

  9. ihavenonickname - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    nah something about LA ruins the confidence of all white guy shooters… Kapono, Sasha, Morrison, luke, steve blake… redick would just be another one on that list.

    • 00maltliquor - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM


  10. fanz928 - Sep 1, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Jj redick to backup Kobe

  11. lakerluver - Sep 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    My thoughts exactly. Reddick would’ve been perfect in L.A. as a gunner off the bench.

    • money2long - Sep 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      for sure. hopefully kobe can get the most out of meeks in practice. la was trying to save money.

  12. cantonbound13 - Sep 2, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    All those bad contracts, you would think Isiah Thomas was running the team.

  13. manchestermiracle - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Take a look at the history of the Magic. This has been going on since before Howard was drafted by them and it looks like it’ll continue. But it was Howard who ruined the team. Right.

  14. jturbo1402003 - Sep 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    So the Magic resign Jameer to a contract way above his value like a month ago and niw would like to move him. Jameer and Turks bad contracts arent the type u can move and get picks and young talent. They arent the type of players to put a good team over the top or anythibg a young team could build upon. They would be over paid backups on good tes amd medicore overpaid guys on bad teams like Magic. The only way they have value is if its the last year of the deal. If u package them with our young talent amd picls and probally get beat in a deal. Or trade bad contract for bad contract.

  15. tcclark - Sep 2, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    They’d have to trade the picks they got in the Howard deal and get nothing in return in order to deal Turk or Jameer

  16. rjmarrella - Sep 2, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Reddick, shower, spellcheck.

  17. vstyle23 - Sep 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Been tryin to stay Cooh with Orlando but, same old dumb moves. Yes the Houston deal would have been the best move but they chose the worst.they better have something up there sleeve!!

    • manchestermiracle - Sep 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

      The only thing those morons in Orlando have up their sleeve is their shirt.

  18. Kevin S. - Sep 3, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    You know how they could have dumped some of those contracts? By playing ball with the Nets. But hey, Brook Lopez is overpaid! Let’s ignore the fact that his salary would have been offset by the dead money they’d have dumped.

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