The Magic are on break now with the league at its All-Star Break. The players are away from Amway Center enjoying some time to themselves and away from the team to reset the batteries some.
That does not mean the work stops however. The NBA wheels continue to churn.
And with everyone in one place, it would not be surprising to hear more of those wheels churning. The trade deadline is less than a week away. Players know it. The Magic know it. The fans know it.
Orlando continues to be at the center of several trade storms. The team has the traded player exception it can use to help facilitate a bigger deal or take on more salary if the team finds any takers for one of its larger contracts. J.J. Redick is probably the most sought-after player in the league at this point, as many suspect the Magic do not want to overpay this summer and cash in on him as an asset to collect young players and other pieces.
So as the Magic head out to break, they know that their time with the team may not be for that much longer. Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline looms large.no comments