The Magic may have struck out in the deal that sent J.J. Redick to Milwaukee, but Rob Hennigan’s deal with the Charlotte Bobcats serves a far greater purpose.
BREAKING: Bobcats dealing Hakim Warrick for Josh McRoberts.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) February 21, 2013
No, Hakim Warrick will not provide any help either now or in the future for the Orlando Magic. But he’s on a $4 million contract with a team option for next season, an option the Magic are most assuredly going to decline.
This cap clearing move gets rid of dead weight in Josh McRoberts, who has now been dealt three times in his six-year NBA career. McRoberts is not the caliber of talent that can be used in a rebuilding effort, while the $4 million that the Magic save can be used to acquire a player of value