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#pounditTuesday, November 29, 2022

Report: Magic looking to trade for scorer


Though their wonky roster has begun to come together on the defensive end, the Orlando Magic are still looking to address their lack of a go-to scorer.

According to a recent report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic “will sift through the trade market” in the hopes of acquiring some scoring punch.

Orlando is putting up just 94.3 points per game this season (per ESPN), which is the second-worst mark in the league. They traded away second-leading scorer Victor Oladipo this past offseason and are currently led in that category by a modest 16.7 points per game from Evan Fournier.

The team has some valuable young pieces to dangle, including recent lottery picks Elfrid Payton, who has underwhelmed as the Magic’s starting point guard, and Mario Hezonja, who simply hasn’t been able to find very many minutes. The Sacramento Kings have one guy available who might fit the mold, and the market is sure to heat up even further once newly-signed free agents become eligible to be traded on December 15.

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H/T ProBasketballTalk


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