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Having been the latest bottom-feeding team to take down the Cleveland Cavaliers, doing so at home Tuesday night, the Orlando Magic are expected to be sellers before the NBA trade deadline.
Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports reports the Magic are willing to discuss pretty much everyone on their roster, with one exception.
“The Magic are open for business,” he writes. “Jonathan Isaac is considered untouchable, while it would take a significant offer to pry Aaron Gordon loose.”
Other than those two, though …
“Orlando’s new management doesn’t seem interested in bringing back Elfrid Payton, whose 3-point shooting percentage has spiked to 37.3 percent this season,” Mannix said. “And Mario Hezonja has been shopped hard in recent days.”
Per the Orlando Sentinel:
What the Magic do — or don’t do — with Payton before the deadline is one of the team’s biggest storylines to watch over the next few days.
The Sentinel added: “Now in his fourth season, Payton has not lived up to the expectations that came with being the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Louisiana-Lafayette.”
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m.