The Orlando Magic have started to see themselves involved in more and more trade rumors, which makes sense since the team isn’t interested at all in winning anything other than a high lottery pick this season. The Magic have been floating Aaron Afflalo on the trade block, but when it comes to Jameer Nelson, fans aren’t sure what to think.
Nelson’s name hasn’t been mentioned in as many trade rumors as other player but it has no doubt come up in scenarios. Nelson was asked about the trade rumors and if he’s heard his name come up behind the scenes, and the longest tenured member of the Magic said if there’s anything going on, he hasn’t heard about it yet.
Both Afflalo and Nelson are the two best trade chips the Magic have that they’d be willing to part with. It’s not a certainty that both will be gone before deadline, but moving two veteran contracts off a tanking team is pretty much standard business in the NBA.