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Vince Carter to Magic?

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).