The Orlando Magic have traded Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round Draft pick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The pick Orlando will receive will be the less favorable of Toronto’s and the Los Angeles Clippers’, Wojnarowski says.
Ibaka appeared in 56 games for the Magic following their acquisition of him on the night of the 2016 NBA Draft. They expected him to help improve their defense and space the floor, but while he posted solid individual numbers, he did not reverse the team’s fortunes. Orlando owns the East’s second-worst record and appears overwhelmingly likely to make its fifth consecutive appearance in the NBA Draft Lottery.
Ross, 26, is averaging 10.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in his fifth season for Toronto. The 6-foot-7 swingman figures to add depth and youth to a weak Magic wing rotation. He is in the first season of a three-year contract extension which will pay him in excess of $30 million through the 2018/19 season.