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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Trade Status:

In an update on the possible Evans/JR Smith trade, Hoopsworld.com said:

The Denver Nuggets are not trading Reggie Evans for Pat Garrity and/or Keyon Dooling. The Magic may want Reggie Evans for that package, but informed Nuggets sources say if the team really put Reggie on the market they could get more than Garrity’s ending deal and Dooling for him. The Nuggets have some depth in the frontcourt so this is not the first call they have had about parting with a big man. The Nuggets still want to add some shooting, but trading big for small is not in the plan at this point. The Magic, on the other hand, are looking for any way to get some quality frontcourt help without getting into a nasty luxury tax situation next year. To avoid that they either have to convince Adonal Foyle to join the cause in central Florida or they have to trade off a contract - if they are taking back a player with years left on their deal. Hedo Turkoglu is the popular trade target for incoming teams, but the Magic would rather trade a limited use piece like Garrity than lose a player they like a lot in Hedo. If the Magic are serious about improving, and it seems that they are, they may have to part with a better chip than Garrity - but for now they are bargain shopping and that might be the answer as the Magic open training camp in late September.


  • At 1:32 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    If the Nuggets won't trade Reggie Evans for Garrity and/or Dooling, it probably means that J.R. Smith won't be coming to Orlando either. I doubt the Magic would make the trade if just Smith was coming from Denver.

    All these rumors are fun to read and to speculate about (remember the Ron Artest coming-to-the-Magic trade rumor back in June?), but many of them just never come to reality.

    We'll see what happens in the next several weeks as training camp gets closer.

    73 days til opening night!

  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    That Hoopsworld article could write itself. All NBA trades are hard to make, therefore an article that repeats "nothing will happen" is pretty straightforward.

    But these stories pop up for a reason. Denver is in bad shape cap wise and likely doesn't want to pay double for sitting on the bench behind Martin & Camby. JR Smith sits behind AI & Anthony. Everyone knows they need cap relief and therefore aren't going to give them much for those two.

    No one is going to pay Foyle more than $1.2 because that is what he is worth. It comes down to where he wants to sit on the bench. FL & TX don't have state income tax and are warm so he's likely to land at one of those five teams. If the Magic throw in preferred parking they might get him.

    (Old joke, for those who don't remember Shaq claimed one of the reasons he left was the Magic wouldn't give him a good parking spot and the Lakers let him park inside the Forum.)

  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    There usually is some kind of truth to most trade rumors; they just all don't go down.

    The good news is for us is, Evans and Smith have been linked to the Magic more than any other team.

    As for Foyle, he was the one that started that rumor. He named the Magic while talking to ESPN; and in a different fashion that Reggie Miller did.

    I say we offer him that preferred parking spot.

  • At 3:11 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    By all means, and while we are at it, why not offer him two or three parking spots if he owns more than one car?


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