Orlando Magic trade Nikola Vucevic to Chicago in four-player deal, get two first-round picks!
Here's the deal: The Bulls land Nikola Vucevic and Al Farouq Aminu for Otto Porter, Wendell Carter Jr., and two first-round picks. Huge addition for Chicago, who remains in pursuit of Lonzo Ball. The Magic are moving toward a rebuild now with Aaron Gordon deal on deck.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021
In addition to Carter and Porter, the Magic are also receiving first-round picks in 2021 and 2023, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Meanwhile, the Bulls will be getting back Al Farouq Aminu in the exchange to match salaries.
Nikola Vucevic has been dynamite for the struggling Magic this season. He’s posting a career-high scoring average of 24.5 points per contest, to go along with 11.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 44 games thus far. His offensive efficiency is definitely what makes him so highly sought-after, with a rock-solid 48% from the field, considering he takes 6.5 threes per game at a sterling 40.6% clip. His defense is a different story, but he more than makes up for it as an elite offensive weapon.