WATCH: Orlando Magic Reel in Five Future Draft Picks After Trading Away Franchise Players
By ESPN.com // March 27, 2021
magic receive multiple veterans via trade as well
ABOVE VIDEO: Magic President Jeff Weltman speaks on NBA Trade Deadline
(ESPN) – Seven years ago on NBA draft night, the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic struck a seemingly minor deal swapping Evan Fournier to Orlando in exchange for Arron Afflalo.
That same night, the Nuggets traded back in the draft and selected Gary Harris (and Jusuf Nurkic). Twenty-two picks later, they drafted a pudgy center from Serbia.
Both franchises, non-glamour teams, to say the least, we’re still dealing with the fallout from the 2012 trade of Dwight Howard from Orlando to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The deal had turned Orlando from contender to also-ran. The Nuggets snared Andre Iguodala as part of the four-team Howard mega-trade, and enjoyed a one-season leap in 2012-13 — winning 57 games and playing at what was then considered a hyperspeed style centered around Iguodala, Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari, and Kenneth Faried.
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