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Monday, June 30, 2008

Let the Daily Rumors Begin!

Orlando Magic may make move for Maggette -- OrlandoSentinel.com

Orlando dumped Maggette after a pretty good rookie year to make room to sign all-time Magic favorite Grant Hill whose durability and loyalty have come to represent just what the Magic organization stands for. Since the trade Maggette showed steady improvement to become a 22 point, 5.6 rebound guy shooting .384 from 3 point range.

The Sentinel "reports" today that they know a guy who knows Corey who may also know someone who works for the Magic (a ball-boy perhaps? Or one of those hot dancer chicks?) And that Maggette wants to leave Clipperland and come to Orlando. If this is remotely true, Maggette must formally opt out of his contract for $7 million next year.

Of all the rumors out there, this one could actually work. Maggette would be a very good swing man providing a big improvement over Bogans or Evans at the 2.

Of course, the Magic would have to either sign & trade or use their entire mid-level exception to get the deal done. This could prove too complicated for the staff to accomplish, and besides the Magic have not had four quality players on the team since the Finals years of Shaq, Penny, Horace and Nick.

4 Comments:

  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    If there is any way it can be done,otis has to get it done. We'd be set with the addition of corey.

     
  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Maggette would probably have to take a pay cut to play with the Magic next season. I guess it's all a matter of how much Maggette wants to play for the Magic, and how creative the Magic front office could be in persuading him to sign.

    It would be great if it could get done, but to be honest, I'm not holding my breath.

     
  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    In theory, there could be a sign and trade worked out. The Clips lack PG's since they are unlikely to resign the broken Livingston all they have left is Brevin Knight.

    The Clips are pretty dumb, and could take back a Battie or a Bogans plus a combo of sign/trade guards of Dooling, Evans or Arroyo and maybe a draft pick.

    Even better if we can throw Twardzik in. He'd be a great assistant to Elgin Baylor.

     
  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    The magic have to close to 6 million they can offer him in his first year,corey would be turning down 7 million which isnt that bad of a pay-cut seeing as how he'd be on a contender. This should get done,if the reports are true about him wanting to return otis should be able to offer him our MLE and if its not enough work a sign and trade,i know we have things the clips could use.

     

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