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Dec 8, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) drives the ball during the first quarter as Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo (5) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Chandler Parsons rumors: Orlando Magic in the mix?

The Orlando Magic have been very busy this offseason.

They have cut ties with their starting back court, point guard Jameer Nelson and swingman Arron Afflalo, point guard Ronnie Price and shooting guard Doron Lamb. They have added swingman Evan Fournier, guard Willie Green and have agreed to a deal with veteran guard Ben Gordon. They also added forward Aaron Gordon, point guard Elfrid Payton and shooting guard Roy Devyn Marble through the draft.

The Magic are also among the teams with the most cap room in the league.

Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders believes the Magic would be wise to make a run at a restricted free agent and believes Houston Rockets’ forward Chandler Parsons would be a good fit.

I personally love what Hennigan has done, as he’s not only stocked the team with a few intriguing, young pieces, but he’s also left himself all that flexibility as well. You know something, I hadn’t considered Parsons for them, but that actually isn’t bad at all. He could help with that starting unit’s lack of shooting and is versatile enough that you could move him around in order to make room for Gordon to develop at whichever forward position he naturally grows into. Would also place some shooting/scoring in a highly defensive-oriented core group, which is what I imagine the thought was on adding Gordon.

Parsons is a Central Florida native, having attended Lake Howell High School. He also played for the Florida Gators, just a few hours up the road from

Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 47.2% from the field, 37.0% from beyond the arc and 74.2% from the free throw line this season.

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