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NBA trade rumor: "Little doubt" that Magic want to trade Glen Davis, according to report

Orlando doesn't see the veteran big man as part of its future, a report indicates, and will likely try to trade him during the 2013/14 season.

Glen Davis
Glen Davis

The next step in the Orlando Magic's rebuilding plan could be to trade Glen Davis, as a report from Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD indicates "there is little doubt" the team wants to unload the veteran big man. Davis "is not a part of the long-term puzzle" in Orlando and "isn't overly thrilled with being on a team that's not challenging for the playoffs."

The challenge in trading Davis is that he may not take the floor until December. He broke a bone in his left foot in January and needed two surgeries, including one in July, to fix the injury. But if he's able to prove his health upon his return, Kyler says, "there is a chance someone takes his final $6.6 million contract year," perhaps around the trading deadline.

Davis, 27, averaged 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 34 appearances for the Magic in 2012/13, his second season with the club. According to ShamSports, he has two seasons worth a total of $13 million remaining on his contract.

Orlando could also move Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson during the 2013/14 season, but their departures are less likely, according to Kyler. Both players have management's support, but Afflalo's situation is a bit tenuous, given that he has "real trade value" and that Orlando used the second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Victor Oladipo, who plays Afflalo's position. The UCLA product could be on his way out if Oladipo "flourishes," Kyler says, though Orlando plans to bring Oladipo along slowly.

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