As first reported by RealGM’s Jarrod Rudolph, the Magic are in talks with the Golden State Warriors in an attempt to acquire guard Monta Ellis:
Sources confirm the Magic and Warriors are discussing a trade that would send Monta Ellis to Orlando. Nothing is imminent but talks ongoing
The Orlando Magic have reached out to the Golden State Warriors about trading for Monta Ellis, according to league sources.
No deal is imminent, but Orlando is trying to add Ellis to its roster in hopes of appeasing Dwight Howard. Rather than aggressively pursuing a trade of Howard before the March 15 deadline, the Magic are desperately seeking a move that will convince Howard he can stay in Orlando.
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