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Make this deal with Orlando


When February 18th comes around, I am hopeful that we hear trade news from the land of the Mouse.  On that date, Jason Richardson and his huge expiring contract can be traded.  Orlando has cast their lot with Arenas, and it's not working out yet.  Howard has put them on the clock to get a championship if they hope to keep him from moving in the not to distant future.  The Magic need some extra fairy-dust to make the jump from good to great.

So I propose dealing Jax and Diaw for Ryan Anderson and J-Rich.  If they want Wallace instead of Jax, they'd need to include a 1st round pick.

Why for Charlotte?  We get a quality young PF, the guy we should have drafted instead of Ajinca, to carry into the future with Tyrus at the 4 spot.  J-Rich returns to replace Jax at the 2, share time with Hendo depending on matchups, and bring MJ the sweet salary relief he seeks after this season.  Why for Orlando?  Jax is playoff proven, tough, and would be on his best behavior with the possibility of a championship in front of him.  Diaw provides Orlando with a dynamic big with skills that compliment Howard and everyone else..the kind of guy as a starter or off the bench who can make the difference with a team so close to being great versus pretty good.

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