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Raptors vs Magic Preview, Does Orlando Need to Trade Its Star?


Nikola Vucevic was one of the main trade pieces that the Orlando Magic got back in the 2012 Dwight Howard trade but his time in the big O might be nearing an end. Not to the star big man's fault but he may just be too dominant for his own good. Vucevic has averaged 22.6 points (a career high) 11 rebounds 3.5 assists and 1 steal a game for the 8-13 Magic this season. He is having another all-star caliber season similar to his 2019 season and led the Magic to a very strong start to begin the year. I love Vucevic and everything he has done for this team but he is 30 years old and we cannot build a team around him to win it all before the best years of the Swiss star are over. The Magic have a relatively young team and it would be a shame to see his talent wasted any longer on a team that needs to build for the future around defensive stud Jonathan Isaac and their other young pieces. The 8-12 Toronto Raptors come into to the Amway Center on Tuesday without OG Anunoby but are still -6.5 against the Magic without Aaron Gordon. The Raptors will cover the spread and if you have not followed our 'Bettor of the Month' contest you are missing out big time, had a rough first day but I will bounce back today. Check the Forum if you want to tail any of my other bets.


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