This trade is one that features two rebuilding NBA teams in each conference. Both the Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves have been near the bottom of the league for quite some time. They are both years away from competing and could look to shake things up with a big trade.
This will not be the first time the Magic send away some players. After the first half of the year got away from them, the Magic decided to be big-time sellers at the NBA trade deadline. This included moving their biggest name, Nikola Vucevic.
Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon were also sent to teams looking to contend. The Magic have an important offseason coming up as they look to navigate the draft and trade market successfully.
Minnesota has handled things a bit differently. They did not sell at the deadline but were rumored to be in many deals. The Timberwolves decided to hang onto their big-name players but that could change this offseason.
Minnesota has made the postseason just one time since 2015 when they drafted Karl-Anthony Towns first overall. We have seen him throw any rumors along with D’Angelo Russell.