With Thursday having been something of an active day for the Orlando Magic, we gathered some relevant headlines and delivered them here in preparation of the Magic’s rebuild.
Magic Tweet of the Day
The only way I could express my gratitude to all of you was to work as hard as I could everyday, become a better a player and make us a better team.— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) March 26, 2021
I gave everything I had for 7 years and left it all on the court.
I hope I made you proud.
Thank you Orlando, I will miss y'all. pic.twitter.com/tjW6AN99Bs
The Magic ran it back for years, and then blew it up in minutes. So what happens now?
ICYMI, here is a scouting report on R.J. Hampton that you should read, courtesy of our Aaron Goldstone.
The Magic traded experience and loyalty for payroll flexibility and draft picks, writes Roy Perry of the Orlando Sentinel.
Why, oh why, did the Magic have to trade Nikola Vucevic? Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel wonders.
The Magic have started a brand-new rebuild, embracing hope and risk, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
Is Aaron Gordon the missing title piece for the Nuggets? Robbins and Nick Kosmider of The Athletic examine.
The Magic are poised to begin a prolonged rebuild after selling off their core trio, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic wrote a clean slate with their trade deadline moves, writes Omar Cabrera of Orlando Magic Daily.
Grades for the Magic’s trades, courtesy of Max Mortensen of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic’s active trade deadline turns the page to the next chapter in the franchise’s history, writes Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com.
Here’s what we can expect from R.J. Hampton, courtesy of Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com
Here’s what we can expect from Wendell Carter Jr., also courtesy of Cohen.
The Nuggets emerge from the Magic’s fire sale as real contenders, writes Zach Kram of The Ringer.
With Nikola Vucevic, the Bulls are changing directions towards a genuine playoff push, writes our friends at Blog a Bull.
Meet the newest Celtic Evan Fournier, courtesy of our friends at CelticsBlog.
With Aaron Gordon coming to Denver, the Nuggets are turning their Big 3 into a Core 4, writes Ryan Blackburn of Denver Stiffs.
Three things Nikola Vucevic brings to the Bulls, courtesy of Garrett Brooks of Pippen Ain’t Easy.
Danny Ainge explains why using the trade exception on Evan Fournier was a good move, writes Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.
Why the Nuggets traded for Aaron Gordon in a deadline frenzy, courtesy of Mike Singer of The Denver Post.
The Magic were among the winners of the NBA trade deadline, writes Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.
Grades for every trade deadline deal, courtesy of Dan Favale of Bleacher Report.