Orlando Magic trade rumors: Team not active in trade talks, according to reports

Arron Afflalo - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With a just more than a week remaining until the NBA trade deadline, reports indicate Orlando doesn't have anything brewing.

Though the situation can change before the NBA trading deadline on February 20th, several reports indicate the Orlando Magic will probably not make any deals before that date.

Rob Hennigan, the team's general manager, took that stance in a talk with the Orlando Sentinel. "We're exploring all options that may improve our team," he said, according to the Sentinel's Josh Robbins. "But in terms of aggressively, actively trying to do something? I would say no [we're not]."

The team's private view appears to match their public one. According to Basketball Insiders scribe Steve Kyler, executives from teams to approach the Magic with trade offers have received the impression "that "serious offers are not being considered and that real trade scenarios are not taking place." Veteran swingman Arron Afflalo has drawn the most interest, according to Kyler, who believes the team is more likely to wait until the offseason to change its roster.

On the Afflalo front, veteran NBA reporter David Aldridge writes that "the Magic are inclined to hang onto Afflalo--unless, again, they get a significant talent in return." Orlando may view keeping Afflalo as a more attractive option than trading him because, according to Aldrige, dealing its leading scorer would "impede" the team's effort to "make some kind of playoff push" in the 2014/15 season.

None of the information above suggests that Orlando is in love with its roster, however: Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports writes that the only player the Magic wouldn't consider dealing is rookie guard Victor Oladipo. Spears also says the Magic have "nothing imminent" on the trade front.

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