3 intriguing future trade targets for Orlando Magic to monitor

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After the Orlando Magic traded away Dwight Howard ahead of the 2012-13 NBA season, they have been trying to rebuild this team into a legit contender in the Eastern Conference, but have not had much success over the years. Since drafting Howard No. 1 overall in 2004, the Magic have had 0 players that they drafted go on to be All-Stars and have found zero success year after year.

Head coach Steve Clifford has taken this team to the playoffs for two consecutive years, but they lost 4-1 in the first-round in both seasons. Heading into this season, the Magic pretty much had the same roster and had high hopes for some of their young talent to continue developing, but injuries have really plagued this team. 

Johnathan Isaac suffered a torn ACL in the NBA Bubble last season and will miss this entire season, Mo Bamba is still suffering from lingering effects from COVID-19, Chuma Okeke is out at least another few weeks due to a knee injury and former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is out for the year due to a torn ACL in his left knee. 

Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross and Aaron Gordon seem to be the only legitimate contributors left on this roster this year, making the Magic’s playoff chances very small this season.

All four guys have put together solid seasons so far, especially Nikola Vucevic, but if this team is going to have any chance of making it back to the playoffs and being a true threat moving forward instead of a first-round exit year-after-year, then they will need to target one of these three players. 

Let’s take a look at three intriguing future trade targets for the Orlando Magic to consider before the NBA trade deadline, as well as next offseason. 

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