Magic GM addresses free agent leak and what it means

The photo above was posted to Twitter by the agent of new Magic player Patricio Garino as he signed his contract with the team.

With the picture blown up, it's easier to see exactly who the Magic appear to have as their targets.

What the Magic apparently didn't realize was the white board in the background contained a bunch of names in black marker that appear to be the team's offseason wish list.

That tweet was deleted, but of course it was screengrabbed.

However, certain teams are already planning their offseason and which players they can add to improve going into next season.

Patricio Garino was smiling in the photo Monday after the Argentinian swingman signed with the Orlando Magic for the rest of the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season.

At first, this might not seem like such a huge deal - it doesn't take a genius to figure out that the Magic would be smart to go after a stretch big man and a combo forward. It's not clear how much interest Orlando has in either player, but it's safe to say Jerebko and Olynyk are on the team's radar.

"Specifically, one trade target of note is Sixers rookie Dario Saric and next to Saric's name it says "(For AG?)", which likely represents the 2014 fourth-overall pick Aaron Gordon. Magic general manager Rob Hennigan did his best at damage control on Tuesday when he was contacted by the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins for a comment on the leaked whiteboard list. There's a reason this franchise hasn't been to the postseason in five years.

  • Julie Sanders