- Tom Haberstroh of ESPN Insider says the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies should make a deal before the deadline. The trade? Arron Afflalo and Jason Maxiell for Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, and a 2017 first round pick (top eight protected).
- Rob Mahoney of The Point Forward suggests a swap of his own between the Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves — Jameer Nelson for Shabazz Muhammad and J.J. Barea.
- Matt Moore of CBSSports.com: “It’s going to take the league a few weeks to figure out the Magic have become “that dangerous young bottom feeder team you don’t want to run into in a Tuesday trap game.”
- Orlando plans on continuing to use Victor Oladipo as a combo guard.
- The Magic are hoping to perform better on the road.