NBA Trade Rumors: Vince Carter to Chicago Bulls If Magic Re-Sign J.J. Redick?

July 13th, 2010 by Brian Chappatta Leave a reply »
While the Chicago Bulls anxiously await the Orlando Magic's decision on whether to match their three-year, $19 million offer sheet to J.J. Redick, Gar Forman and John Paxson should be forming a Plan B.

So suppose Chicago does not acquire Orlando's prized backup shooting guard.

Why not try to get the Magic's starting shooting guard then?

Yes, Vince Carter is not the same player he was in Toronto or New Jersey. Though his skills have deteriorated, he has something even more valuable to teams across the league: a huge expiring contract.

That contract could mean room for Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets star would be a perfect fit on a Bulls team ready to contend in the Eastern Conference.

If the Magic re-sign Redick for the amount the Bulls offered, he will be an expensive reserve. In fact, he alone will cost Orlando roughly $14 million next season, because every dollar the Magic pay him they also have to pay to the league as a penalty for exceeding the luxury tax.

Point being, if the Magic like Redick so much, they would be willing to shed salary to reduce their financial burden.

Here's where Vince comes ...

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