Insider: Magic/Warriors/Hornets Deal?

The latest rumor comes from Jarrod Rudolph of RealGM via twitter:

Sources say Magic, Warriors & Hornets are discussing 3-team deal that would send Ellis and others to Magic. Nothing imminent at this point

Nothing is imminent, but discussion are said to be ongoing.

Magic players said to be discussed: Redick, Q.Richardson, Turkoglu, Anderson and Orton. Hornets believed to be unloading Kaman in the deal

Discussed deal would send Ellis, Dorell Wright and Andris Biedrins to the Magic, sources said.

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It’s tough to think about what to make about this rumor – losing Ryan Anderson and only gaining one front court player in Andris Biedrins, is tough to swallow. Anderson is an efficient scorer and an excellent rebounder. Biedrins, well, isn’t.

Ellis is an inefficient volume scorer. Yes, there are positives, with his ability to create his own shot probably being his biggest asset, but he doesn’t seem like the type of player that would put the Magic over the top, especially if they’re giving up both Anderson and J.J. Redick.

(Andrew Melnick is the Magic and NBA Insider, co-host of the ESPN 1080 Insiders Show and publisher of Howard the Dunk. The Insiders Show can be heard Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST on AM 1080 in Orlando and on You can follow Andrew on twitter here.)