Cohen's Analysis: Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan has a vision. Considering we are still in the infantile stages of this renovation, however, it’s too ambiguous to predict or speculate what that vision may entail.
For one, it’s difficult to assess whom presently on the roster is part of the long-term foundation and who are potential “assets” to explore future deals with.
J.J. Redick will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer and while there have been rumblings since the offseason that he could be part of a trade by the deadline, his outstanding play this season has perhaps compelled the Magic to try and persuade him to stay for the long haul.
Al Harrington hasn’t played a game yet this season as he recovers from knee surgery, but has consistently been rumored to be part of a package if there is an opportunity to continue to build for the future.
Does Hennigan view rookies Andrew Nicholson and Maurice Harkless part of the underpinning to mold something sustainable?
There are many uncertainties, but as the trade deadline draws nearer, perhaps we will learn more about the long-term plan.