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Magic trade their 2020 second-round pick to Bucks

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The Magic, once again, have traded their second-round pick

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The Orlando Magic have made a trade...just not the kind many were hoping for.

Josh Robbins of The Athletic was first to report that the Magic agreed to deal their second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for two future second-round picks.

It’s somewhat of a head-scratcher for the Magic, who in recent years have made an annual tradition of undervaluing second-round picks. For the fifth straight draft, the Magic have unloaded a second-rounder, forgoing an opportunity to find hidden value on a non-guaranteed contract. While it’s a rare find, it seems worth a shot.

While the Magic hope to have the No. 15 pick and fellow rookie Chuma Okeke joining the rotation, dealing their second-round pick is particularly confusing this year when there remain five to seven roster spots to fill (including two-way contracts) and limited financial flexibility to do so.

Hopefully it is part of a larger plan.