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Vince Carter to Magic?

Posted By Paul Flannery On June 25, 2009 @ 4:55 pm In General | No Comments

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting [1] that the Nets [2] are in what he calls “advanced discussions” to send Vince Carter [3] to Orlando for Rafer Alston [4], Tony Battie and Courtney Lee [5].

The only real prize for the Nets would be Lee who impressed a lot of people with his performance in the playoffs. Battie and Alston are, of course, free agents after the 2010 season, while Carter has three years and over $50 million still coming to him (the last year is a team option).

For all of his many quirks, Carter would be an interesting pickup for the Magic, who would bid adieu to Hedo Turkoglu [6] if this goes down. Carter can shoot and he can create his own shot–two qualities the Magic need from their wing players–but he’s not exactly a defensive stopper. Carter, who is from Orlando, has also been a consistent performer [7]with New Jersey since he was traded by Toronto in a messy divorce.

Funny how none of the trades that have actually happened ever made it to the rumor stage (the Shaq deal being the exception).


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[1] is reporting: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-cartertrade062509&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

[2] the Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm

[3] Vince Carter: http://media.weei.com/basketball/vince-carter.htm

[4] Rafer Alston: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rafer-alston.htm

[5] Courtney Lee: http://media.weei.com/basketball/courtney-lee.htm

[6] Hedo Turkoglu: http://media.weei.com/basketball/hedo-turkoglu.htm

[7] a consistent performer : http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cartevi01.html

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