So far this year, the Orlando Magic are a team that has struggled so far this NBA season due to injuries and an overall lack of talent on their roster. They have only had four players play in every single game for them this year, with All-Star center Nikola Vucevic being one of them.
He last made the All-Star game during the 2018-19 season, but Vucevic is definitely on-track to be named an All-Star once again this year. The 30-year old center is undoubtedly the best player on this roster and one of the better overall centers in the entire NBA.
Out of all the centers in the league, Vucevic currently ranks 4th in scoring, 1st in three-point shooting percentage, 7th in rebounding, and 3rd in double-doubles. His production on the offensive end of the court makes him one of the better overall centers in the league and as a result, he could be a guy who gets targeted by a lot of championship-contending teams this trade deadline.
Nikola Vucevic’s value is at an all-time high right now and with him being 30-years old, the Magic could possibly look to trade their star big man away for a massive haul of draft picks and young talent. Right now, the Magic are not an organization who can attract big name free agents and even at full strength, are not really a contender in the Eastern Conference.
Could they make the playoffs at full strength? Most likely, but at the end of the day, what is the point of making the playoffs year-in and year-out if you are just going to lose in the first round?
Trading away Nikola Vucevic would definitely be something to think about for the Orlando front-office, especially since they could receive quite a return for a player of his caliber. Let’s take a look at three potential trades the Magic could consider involving their star big man.