The Orlando Magic have entered a full rebuild and this offseason will be key in building the future. They traded away Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, and Evan Fournier at the deadline entering full rebuild mode. Look for an eventful offseason for the Magic as they start to acquire pieces that could be a part of their future.
When you are in a rebuild the trades you make shouldn’t be major moves to strip your team of assets. The Magic are going to want to acquire young talent in any trade they make or draft picks.
Here are the 5 best trades the Magic can make on the offseason after the departure of Vucevic and Gordon.
5. Guard Romeo Langford
Boston Celtics guard Romeo Langford hasn’t had much opportunity throughout his young career but has potential. He needs a new situation and on the Magic he could develop into a solid role player for them. The Celtics are looking to retool the roster so a trade for Langford wouldn’t be overly difficult.
This trade would be a low risk and potential high reward for the Magic and they should look to make the deal.
4. Forward Jarrett Culver
Jarrett Culver has had a disappointing start to his career after high expectations as a top pick. He was the 6th pick in the 2019 draft but has not progressed and the Minnesota Timberwolves may be ready to move on. Culver is still the defensive player that everyone expected but his offensive game is subpar.
He averaged 5.3 points per game this season on 41.1 percent from the field and 24.5 percent from 3. Culver did this in about 15 minutes per game and will need to improve the offensive production. The Magic should take a chance on Culver as it is another low risk and potential high reward player for the team.
3. Forward Brandon Clarke
Brandon Clarke has been a solid player for the Memphis Grizzlies but isn’t the best fit. He is an above average scorer that could be a solid player especially around Jonathon Issac. Issac is a great defending wing and with Clarke they could make a great forward duo.
He could be a starter or a bench player for the Magic and become an impact player of the young core. If the Magic can pull off, this trade they will not regret it.
2. Guard Collin Sexton
The Cleveland Cavaliers are rumored to have guard Collin Sexton on the trade block and he could be a vital piece of the core of the Magic. Sexton averaged 24.8 points per game last season on 47.5 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three.
He is a great scorer and could be the scorer that the Magic build around. If the Magic are able to pull off a trade for Sexton the core will be one step closer to complete.
1. Forward/Center Marvin Bagley III
Marvin Bagley III is another player that is rumored to be dealt in the offseason. This trade may not cost a ton as the Sacramento Kings are interested in signing for the long term. Bagley III averaged 14.1 points per game along with 7.4 rebounds.
He is a versatile big man that can stretch the floor and would fit well with center Wendell Carter Jr. who was traded to them at the deadline. Bagley III could play the power forward or center position for the Magic and would be a great addition in Orlando
Look for the Magic to make many moves this offseason and trades like these would help build the young core.