By Josh Cohen
August 10, 2012

It’s time to think about the future.

That’s not always easy to do in sports.

There is an unyielding craving to win big now. It’s in every person’s competitive nature.

Sometimes, however, a rebuild and a gradual makeover are necessary to reach the ultimate goal. Plausibly, that objective is winning it all, not just winning some of the time.

August 10, 2012

ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have acquired six players and five future draft picks in a four-team, 12-player trade, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.

Orlando acquired guard Aaron Afflalo (ah-FLAH-low) and forward Al Harrington from Denver, forward Maurice Harkless and center Nikola Vucevic (KNEE-coal-uh VOOCH-uh-vitch) from Philadelphia, as well as forward Josh McRoberts and guard/forward Christian Eyenga (eye-EN-gah) from the Los Angeles Lakers.