There were several other deals on the table that would have been better than them coming away with Aaron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Moe Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga and three protected first round picks.
Adrian Wojnarowski outlines the deal from the New Jersey Nets that the Magic ultimately rejected:
Final Nets offer Orlando rejected in July: Lopez, Humphries (1 year, $9.6M), Brooks, 4 unprotected No. 1's for Howard, JRich, Duhon, Clark.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 10, 2012
General Manager Rob Hennigan says he has a plan to rebuild the team and make them competitive in the long-term, but in the interim and following the teams success over the years, Magic fans are going to have to suffer through some very lean years.
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