Gilbert Arenas to Orlando Magic: Blockbuster NBA Trade Makes Everyone a Winner

December 18th, 2010 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
The smoke that signaled Gilbert Arenas would be headed to the Orlando Magic yielded the blustering flame of a blockbuster deal today involving three teams and seven players.

In one deal, the Magic will send forward Rashard Lewis to Washington in exchange for Arenas. Simultaneously, Orlando will ship guards Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus, backup center Marcin Gortat, its 2011 first-round draft pick and $3 million in cash to the Phoenix Suns and receive guard Jason Richardson and forward Hedo Turkoglu.

Quite a pre-Christmas gift exchange, to say the least.

What makes this trade so unique, beyond its sheer magnitude and the quality of the players involved, is the fact that just about everyone comes out as winners in this deal.

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