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NBA trade rumor: Magic not interested in Luc Mbah a Moute, according to report

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The Bucks, in their pursuit of Orlando's J.J. Redick, have apparently offered Mbah a Moute to the Magic, but Orlando isn't interested.

Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute
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A report Tuesday indicated that the Orlando Magic might accept forward Luc Mbah a Moute and a first-round draft pick from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for shooting guard J.J. Redick, but a new report seems to refute that information. Sam Amick of USA Today writes Wednesday that "the Magic aren't interested in the remainder of Mbah a Moute's contract – two years, $8.97 million

Redick, who can leave the Magic as an unrestricted free agent in July, has arguably been Orlando's best and most consistent player in 2012/13. The Magic are open to re-signing him, says Amick, but not for significantly more than the $6.19 million he's making in the final year of his contract. Redick, naturally, is seeking a raise. Given the uncertainty about their ability to make him a competitive offer in free agency, "Orlando continues to take calls on Redick's availability, and the Magic are looking for at least a first-round pick," according to Amick.

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