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.
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.
With Nikola Vucevic being named an All-Star for the second time in his career this season, plenty of NBA trade rumors have begun to surface around the 30-year old center. While he is their best player and one of the only bright spots on their team, Vucevic’s value is at an all-time high, giving the Magic the opportunity to potentially capitalize on trading him.
After acquiring Gordon Hayward and draft LaMelo Ball 3rd overall this past offseason, the Charlotte Hornets have quickly turned themselves into a playoff threat in the Eastern Conference and could potentially look kto make a big move to solidify their playoff status. Could Nikola Vuevic be a legit trade target for the Charlotte Hornets this season?
Let’s take a look at what a potential trade between Charlotte and Orlando could look like involving All-Star center Nikola Vucevic.