Magic's Aaron Gordon, Frank Vogel address leak of off-season plans
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 1:46
Prior to that, Garino played in four preseason games with the San Antonio Spurs, and during the summer league a year ago played for the Orlando Magic White team.
The board had three clear headings, "hybrid trade, "hybrid free agency" and "speed big trade" with a list of players underneath". In the background of the photo was a dry-erase board mapping out Orlando's offseason options.
Here's the photo of Garino tweeted out by Carlos Prunes - the tweet has since been deleted for good reason, but the image lives on.
Magic GM Rob Hennigan downplayed the incident to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins, saying the lists were "not indicative" of the Magic's plans, also saying that some of the names have been proposed by other teams.
TL;DR: Garino's agent accidentally divulged that the Magic are apparently considering an attempt to trade Gordon for Saric this summer. Perhaps the most notable part was next to "Saric", likely meaning 76ers forward Dario Saric, was an added note, "For AG?" which many believed to stand for Aaron Gordon. My plan and my focus is to play basketball and to enjoy the game of basketball.
The board is divided into four columns: Hybrid Trade, Hybrid Free Agency, Spread Bigs Trade and FA (Spread Bigs?) with the terms hybrid and spread referring to the player (combo forward and stretch big man).
The lesson? Don't have players sign contracts in the same room significant offseason plans are being laid out like a blueprint.
Stanley Johnson, Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, and Tobias Harris all appear to be listed.
At the very least, the photo constitutes an embarrassment for Hennigan, who became the NBA's youngest general manager when he was hired five years ago at age 30.