Saturday, December 18, 2010
The Turk Is Back
The Orlando Magic have agreen (in principle) to send Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus, Marcin Gortat, and a 2011 1st Round Pick to The Phoenix Suns. In return Orlando will receive Jason Richardso, Earl Clark and reacquire Hedo Turkoglu. This will be a smart deal for both teams as Orlando can dump Vince Carter and get back Hedo, who was a major part of their team when they made it to The 2009 NBA Finals. The Suns will finally get the center they’ve been looking for, and could probably sell The Phoenix fans to the idea of Vince Carter still be a superstar (the potential of Michael Pietrus will help.)
The Magic are also in talks to send Rashard Lewis to Washington in return for Gilbert Arenas, straight up.
Probable lineups for all three teams:
Orlando: Nelson, Richardson, Turkoglu, Bass, Howard (Arenas 6th man)
Phoenix: Nash, Pietrus, Carter, Warrick, Gortat
Washington: Wall, Young, Lewis, Blatche, McGee