The Orlando Magic are one of the youngest teams in the NBA. And as you would figure, with youth come losses so it’s not exactly shocking Orlando is also one of the worst teams in the NBA.
That said – the Magic do have some premier young talent on their roster who will likely put them back in playoff contention. Of course, that’s a few years away, which is why some rival general managers around the league are a bit shocked Orlando remains determined not to trade swingman, Arron Afflalo.
Teams have inquired about the 27-year-old over and over this season, but Orlando isn’t budging off their stance, rejecting every trade that has been offered:
Orlando, meanwhile, continues to give the same stiff-arm to teams registering interest in shooting guard Arron Afflalo
Stein does mention that some teams do believe the Magic are simply playing hardball right now and will eventually soften their stance, but as of right now Afflalo does not appear to be available.
In the coming weeks? That might change.