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February 19, 2015 Updates

While the Orlando Magic have a number of names being kicked around the trade rumor mill, there doesn’t seem to be much going on as the deadline approaches. The Magic have a normally scheduled practice today and will continue to prepare for their game tomorrow versus the Pelicans. Basketball Insiders

February 18, 2015 Updates

With the NBA trade deadline looming on Thursday at 3 p.m., third-year Orlando Magic swingman Maurice Harkless said Wednesday that he's not focusing on the possibility of being dealt. "I'm not thinking about it," Harkless said. "I'm here, so I'm focused on practicing today. We've got a game Friday, so I'm focused on getting ready for that." Harkless indeed is a candidate to be traded before Thursday's deadline. Orlando Sentinel

Magic officials still like Harkless and believe he has potential. Still, a rumor that circulated several weeks ago that the Magic were asking for a first-round pick in potential trades for Harkless was inaccurate. Orlando Sentinel

February 17, 2015 Updates
February 16, 2015 Updates

The Magic will look to move little side pieces like Andrew Nicholson and Maurice Harkless, though it wouldn’t be a shocker if a front office that might be in some danger searches for something juicier. The Bulls and Spurs have assets in the cupboard, but neither has much record of in-season go-for-it deals. I could see the Bucks trying to dump Ersan Ilyasova, even if he’s the only traditional power forward left on the roster. Grantland

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February 5, 2015 Updates

Last season, Stoudemire told The Post he would entertain playing for the Israeli team he co-owns in Jerusalem when his contract is up. But he sounds like he is not done with the NBA, even if next season he is reduced to signing a veteran’s minimum deal for $1.9 million, because of his unpredictable health. A return to Phoenix is quite possible. Orlando could have interest, as he is a native son. When the Knicks are there next week, he will hold an event in his hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., refurbishing basketball courts. New York Post

January 27, 2015 Updates

However, Harris thought that the New York Post tried to ruin the moment with Berman's article, which "erroneously" cited a fan saying his son wanted to play for the Knicks. "He kind of took away from the special moment that we had," Harris said. "The article was good, but he threw that in there ... Tobias didn't say that. People took that one little piece out and they ran with it." Gospel Herald

January 26, 2015 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Teams are calling the Magic to inquire about Moe Harkless. However, Rob Hennigan is asking for a ton in return (such as a first-rounder). Some believe ORL will keep Harkless/Nicholson and move on from Jacque Vaughn instead to see if a new coach could get more out of those guys. The takeaway is that Moe Harkless is viewed very differently by Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

December 21, 2014 Updates

The comfort Fournier has gained in Orlando doesn’t mean he was eager to leave Denver. “I was so mad [after the trade], I was upset,” he said. “But I think it’s human, when you’re traded I don’t think you realize what’s going on. It’s just, ‘Oh, they don’t want me anymore.’ After two or three hours I talked to my agent and I realized it was a great trade for me against a guy [Afflalo] that averaged 18 points a game, so it means I have some value. So I was very excited.” Boston Globe

October 7, 2014 Updates
August 21, 2014 Updates

Eventually, they passed on everything because there wasn't a strong consensus in the organization that they'd definitively be better. And when it became clear that Love would be headed to Cleveland instead of a Western Conference rival, such as the Houston Rockets, it made the need to roll the dice even less enticing. Bleacher Report

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