Magic-Suns Trade: Vince Carter Trade to Suns Impact; Gilbert Arenas Trade Rumors

December 18th, 2010 by Mihir Bhagat Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic have executed a six-player trade with the Phoenix Suns that would bring in Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark in exchange for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-round pick and cash consideration. While the trade hasn't been officially finalized, the two sides have agreed in principle according to league sources. 

This move, in my opinion, is fair for both teams as it would immediately strengthen the Magic's chances of winning now while providing the Suns with building blocks for the future.  

Turkoglu is a former Magic star and was an integral key to their run at the Finals in 2009. Moreover, Richardson has been red hot yet streaky this season averaging 19.3 points per game. 

On the flip side, Vince Carter's contract expires at the end of this season which would provide them the cap room flexibility to play a factor in the upcoming free agent class. Meanwhile, Marcin Gortat is a solid center through whom they can build their frontcourt around. When given the opportunity, he's capitalized and performed at a respectable level. In addition, the draft selections and cash are also at ...

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