NBA Rumors: ‘Increasing sense’ Orlando Magic make a deal

Jan 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) yells as he chases Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (14) while power forward Glen Davis (11) sets a screen in the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic were expected to be a very busy team at this year’s trade deadline.

They are a team that has some nice veterans on decent contracts that doesn’t seem all that interested in winning games and would rather develop young talent. That’s usually a recipe for a team to unload players.

The Magic are said to be interested in dealing anyone outside of guard Victor Oladipo, who they selected with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

However, it looks like the team will likely hold on to their best player and leading scorer Arron Afflalo until at least the offseason.

According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, that doesn’t mean the Magic will have a quiet deadline. In fact, Kyle believes the Magic are looking more and more likely to make a deal.

League sources say the Magic have recently engaged in talks with a few teams on possible transactions and that while the team continues to play poker with its assets there is an increasing sense that the Magic might make a deal before tomorrow’s 3:00pm EST trade deadline.

Kyler also reports the Magic are “turning away calls” on Afflalo.

Davis, who is owed $6.4 million this season and $6.6 million next season, is averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Nelson, who is putting up 12.9 points, 6.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game, is making $8.6 million this season and will make $8 million next, but his salary for the 2014-15 is only partially guaranteed if he is waived before July 15.

Topics: Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis, Jameer Nelson, NBA Trade Rumors, Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo

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