Rebuilding teams are usually open to dealing everyone except those whose talents could translate to a contending level team’s starter. WIth the Orlando Magic’s rebuilding effort there are really only three such talents (ignoring the backcourt, which is tradable): Moe Harkless, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic.
Because Harris is a natural ’3′, the Magic will shop Harkless most likely. The value of a defensive stopper is high, and the Magic’s redundant wing talent may ultimately be the cause of deals.
Nelson is nearly untradable, but he’s also on an expiring deal. Some team may salary dump to add a shoot-first guy in the second unit. Afflalo, meanwhile, could easily stick around and see the tail end of his career revived on a contending Orlando Magic team.
Glen Davis, Hedo Turkoglu, and Al Harrington are difficult to move, but Davis’ offensive talents are useful, while Turk and Harrington are on partial deals for 2014-15 as well.
The Magic will be active in the trade market, but fortifying the frontcourt so heavily is a folly Hennigan will look to avoid. In his time with the OKC Thunder, he played a role in Jeff Green deal. The decision to start Kendrick Perkins to clog the middle has worked out, and it gave open notice to the Magic that teams were not taking them seriously.
Hennigan may not seek to react to the strong teams of the next three season, but he will posture to obtain salary cap cuts, no matter how unattractive the player.