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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vince Carter to Orlando Magic deal near completion

Orlando and New Jersey have agreed in principle in a deal that will bring Vince Carter to the Magic and send Tony Battie, Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee to the New Jersey, according to a league source.

The Magic have yet to confirm the deal, but the addition of a scorer in Carter, the trade would seem to end the Magic's quest to bring back forward Hedo Turkoglu for a long term deal.

There may also be a separate deal involving Nets 6-foot-10 power forward Ryan Anderson and a trade exception.

But there might still need to be some maneuCarter and Anderson's contracts add up to about $17 million, while the Magic's three players have salaries that add up to just under $13 million.

Carter is set to make $16.3 million next season and $17.3 million the following season with a team option in 2011-12.

Carter averaged 20.8 points and 5.1 rebounds last season in 80 games for New Jersey. Anderson averaged 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a rookie in 66 games.vering done because the salaries are way off


  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    I think its an excellent deal for many reason's. The magic will be tougher as nobody will push vince around and because he's actually a 6ft7 SG he can guard the kobe's and pierce's of the world and rashard can still be a weapon at SF or PF. I also think 6ft10 PF ryan anderson could be a steal if he's part of the trade,exactly the type of player the magic need off the bench. Hate losing CL but having MP and JJ made him expandable.

  • At 6:37 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Big Figure:

    Is this a qoute? Please cite the source. I post my cooments on the deal later if it is finalized.

  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Matt the source was espn as well as the sentinel.

  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Watching the draft everybody seems to like the deal which has been confirmed. Vince carter and ryan anderson are now magicians.

  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Yeah, I saw the report initially on cbssports.com

    This means the Magic believe they no longer have a chance at re-signing Hedo Turkoglu.

    I hate like heck to see Courtney Lee go, but Vince Carter is a proven All-Star who is still capable of averaging 20 ppg.

    Ryan Anderson, ironically, was taken with the 21st pick of last year's draft, just before Lee. Like Big Figure said, Anderson could be a steal if he is indeed part of the trade.

    Otis Smith certainly isn't standing pat!

    More thoughts on the trade later.


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