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NBA Rumors: Magic Could Make An Offer For Russell Westbrook

(via SB Nation)

(via SB Nation)

With OKC's Russell Westbrook seemingly available, teams are already lining up to strike a deal. One such team is the Orlando Magic, who have come-up empty despite years of searching for their franchise point guard.

According to Brad Botkin of CBS Sports, the Magic could offer quite a lucrative package for the 8x All-Star.

“There are a couple ways Orlando, which remains in need of an impact point guard, could go about this. The first package would include Aaron Gordon, along with Markelle Fultz and D.J. Augustin. The Thunder get Gordon, who is locked up for the next three years on a pretty team-friendly deal at an average annual salary of about $19 million, and take a shot on Fultz. If he somehow comes out of his funk and rediscovers his game, the Thunder win huge. If not, the Thunder have added Gordon and cleared their books of Fultz and Augustin by next summer.”

With Russ locked in through at least 2022, the Magic finally get their franchise star -- and a point guard to finally pair next to 2019 All-Star Nikola Vucevic. They make the playoffs, maybe become a threat in the East, and put themselves in a greater position to land a quality free agent in the years to come.

The Heat and Pistons are also reportedly taking intrested in trading for the 30-year-old former MVP.