In the blockbuster trade of the summer, the Orlando Magic traded Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal, and in return they received a plethora of role players (highlighted by Arron Afflalo and Al Harrington) and draft picks. According to Philadelphia 76ers president Rod Thorn, Olympian Andre Iguodala was not a part of Orlando's plan as he explicitly says the Magic did not want him.
We've been talking about different deals, various deals...And then it really came down to, Orlando - they did not want to keep Iguodala because they're going in a different way.
The Orlando Magic's logic behind rejecting Iguodala is more than likely based on their financial plans for the future. Iguodala is owed close to $15 million for this upcoming season, and he holds a player option worth close to $16 million for the following season.
Andre Iguodala is now a member of the Denver Nuggets.