Feb 04, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic forward Josh McRoberts (17) shoots a jump shot during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Magic 78-61. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic Clear Cap Room by Trading Josh McRoberts

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.

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

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