Orlando Magic Rumors: Buying or Selling the Gossip Ahead of 2014 NBA Draft

June 24th, 2014 by Sam Richmond Leave a reply »

With possession of the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NBA draft along with a fairly valuable trade asset in Arron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic have been heavily involved in the predraft rumors and gossip that consume us at this time of year.

This article evaluates the most popular Magic-related rumors and play a game of buy-or-sell.

For the purposes of the piece, "buying" a rumor means we think there's a high probability it will come to fruition, while "selling" a rumor obviously means the opposite.

With this being such a fun time of year, let's get right to it.


Rumor: Magic in Mix For No. 1 Pick

ESPN.com's Chad Ford and Jeff Goodman reported on Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers are still torn on what to do with the No. 1 overall pick and considering a deal with the Magic.

"The Cavs do have some interest in the Magic's offer of Arron Afflalo, the No. 4 pick and the No. 12 pick," they wrote.

 This is a no-brainer deal for Orlando.

Afflalo is clearly a quality player (18.2 PPG in 2013-14), but he's not someone the Magic could build around and e ...

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