Cohen 8-Ball: Ranking Most Significant Trades in Magic History

 

#1 Acquiring Penny Hardaway for Chris Webber (draft night, 1993)

While we will never know what a Shaq & C-Webb tandem would have been like, we do know Shaq & Penny were magnificent together. Aside from helping the Magic reach the NBA Finals in 1995, the two were larger-and-life rock stars. They starred in a feature film together (Blue Chips) and were arguably the most popular pair in the NBA among younger fans. Prior to his ill-fated knee problems, Hardaway was one of the more versatile point guards to ever play because of his blend of size and skill.

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