Magic to trade both Hedo Turkoglu and Marcin Gortat
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Magic may have to
part ways with both Hedo Turkoglu and center Marcin Gortat in order to avoid having
to pay the luxury tax next season.
It is reported in the article that “Smith said he doesn’t
believe the Magic will have to go into the tax to contend for a championship —
and doesn’t expect ownership will have to pay it next season.
"I don’t see that changing," Smith said. "We have a great owner
[ Rich DeVos]. I have not gone to ownership and said we need to be in the tax.
I don’t think it’s necessary. You have to be creative."
Being creative means trading players and reducing payroll, crucial in a smaller
market such as Orlando.”
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