Heading into the offseason, there were whispers that the Orlando Magic were going to explore the veteran point guard market. In the end, the Magic decided to use both their first-round lottery picks on guards (Anthony Black, Jett Howard) and didn’t add a veteran guard in free agency. You can’t help but wonder if Orlando doesn’t revisit that possibility if a player like Malcolm Brogdon hits the trade market. If Orlando believes it is ready to make a move up the East standings, Brogdon could be the right veteran to add value in the backcourt.
Especially if the asking price wouldn’t be high, the Magic could truly benefit from adding a veteran difference-maker such as Brogdon to their backcourt. Considering he has just two years remaining on his contract, the timeline fits as Brogdon can help bolster the backcourt until Black and/or Howard are ready to take over the reins.
The Magic were quietly one of the most surprising teams in the Eastern Conference last season and the goal this year should be to make the Play-In Tournament. Maybe making a move for Brogdon will help Orlando make that goal a reality this season.