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The Orlando Magic are negotiating huge talks right now with multiple teams. Those teams being the Wizards and Suns. The Magic have lost 5 of 6 and are looking to rebound back to the top of the Eastern Conference.
They have already agreed in principle to send Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, a 2011 1st round pick, and cash to the Suns for Jason Richardson, Earl Clark, and former Magic Hedo Turkoglu. This would give the Magic two solid guards/ small forwards along with some young talent in Clark.
The other deal has not yet happened but is heating up and very close to being done. The Magic would send power forward Rashard Lewis for troubled Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas.
Arenas has had some trouble in the last few years in Washington. He has been injury plagued, as well as losing a lot of chemistry with the team, and being suspended for 50 games last year after threatening a teammate with a gun.With the Wizards drafting guard John Wall with the 1st pick in the draft, it was clear that it was now Wall's team and that Arenas' time was done.
Trade talks with Arenas have been going around since the summer.
So the projected starting five for the Magic would be Jameer Nelson,Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkeglo, and the big man, Dwight Howard.
Along with the Heat and Celtics, the Magic would now have a "super team" with 3 players who have been all-stars, in Nelson, Arenas, and Howard. Still Richardson and Turkoglu are both super dangerous players especially on the offensive side where Turkoglu can spot up for 3 and Richardson can do it all. Although the Celtics big three and rondo, and the Heats big three are definitely more talented then the Magics big, the Magics starting 5 as a whole is much more talented and adds more depth.
With the Bulls and Knicks transforming into top teams, the Magic need to reestablish themselves in the top three in the East with the Celtics and Heat. We will see how this star-studded team can play with each other because as we saw with the Heat, it took a few teams for all of them to find their balance.