Nikola Vucevic is off to a strong start to the 2020-21 NBA season — leading the Orlando Magic with both 22.5 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest. Orlando is off to a 6-5 start so would they actually consider trading their big man? The Atlanta Hawks sure hope so.
The unfortunate news came out recently that the Magic have lost Markelle Fultz for the remainder of this NBA season due to a torn ACL. He was one of five players on the Magic averaging double-digit points per contest.
The Magic are looking to finish higher in the Eastern Conference than previous NBA seasons. They have been in the postseason but have been a low seed during their trips. This season could be different but will the Magic decide to head away from Vucevic?
Atlanta is a team that could be in the market for a big such as Vucevic. They made some big moves in the offseason to sign both Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo. They are led by Trae Young, who is scoring 25.9 points per game this season during a 5-5 start.
John Collins is playing well this season and that strengthens the notion that the Hawks want to keep him around. This means another big man could be on the move and that could be Clint Capela.
This is a trade that would change the direction of each franchise. Here is what it might take to get done.