Hornets acquire Ryan Anderson in sign-and-trade | Magic Basketball



Jul 09

Hornets acquire Ryan Anderson in sign-and-trade

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Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Ryan Anderson has reached agreement with the New Orleans Hornets on a four-year, $36 million contract in a sign-and-trade deal that will send backup center Gustavo Ayon to the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

As a restricted free agent, Anderson intended to sign an offer sheet from the Hornets that the Magic didn’t want to match. Orlando then decided to negotiate the sign-and-trade.


A sad day indeed for Magic fans.  For a long time now, Rhino's been my favorite Magic player in terms of attitude, personality, and general hustle, and I'll sorely miss that when he's gone in another few days.  He was the one player I was hoping we'd keep during the dismantling-and-rebuilding process; then again, New Orleans didn't really leave the team with much choice on this one.


So long, Rhino, and thanks for all the memories.  We'll miss you!