The Orlando Magic were busy at the NBA trade deadline, but for all of the wrong reasons if you are a fan of the Magic. They not only traded away All-Star center Nikola Vucevic, but they gave up Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon as well. They could remain a fixture in NBA trade rumors as the offseason approaches.
Orlando dumped all three of their top players at the NBA trade deadline this year and in-return, acquired Gary Harris, R.J. Hampton, Wendell Carter Jr, Otto Porter Jr, three future first-round picks and two future second-round picks.
With them not having any chance to contend this year and moving forward, the Magic’s front-office made the decision to take a step back and try to un-do some of their mistakes they have made over the years, which in the long-run, will be a great move for this organization. Orlando had nothing going for them this season and moving forward, the best thing they could do is find ways to add more young talent to their roster to build with.
What happened at the NBA trade deadline may just be the “tip of the iceberg” for the Magic as they will likely look to make more moves in the offseason to acquire more future talents. As a result, they could potentially look to move young center Mo Bamba.
Since trading Vucevic and buying out Khem Birch from his contract, Bamba and Carter Jr. have been the only two centers in the Magic’s frontcourt and both have played really well. With Jonathan Isaac set to return next year though, Orlando could get away with trading Bamba for value in the offseason.
Could the San Antonio Spurs be a team that shows interest in Mo Bamba and looks to add the young center to their roster in the offseason? Let’s take a look at a hypothetical offseason trade presented by Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz that would send Mo Bamba to San Antonio, giving them a young, versatile center with a lot of potential to grow.