Tobias Harris

The Orlando Magic have a pretty smart front office. They got a pretty good deal for Dwight Howard, drafted Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton, and snagged Tobias Harris for J.J. Redick. Still, it’s hard to see what GM Rob Hennigan is doing here, sending Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.

On Tuesday, the rebuilding Magic traded the 23-year-old Harris for the expiring contracts of the 26-year-old Jennings and the 28-year-old Ilyasova. Harris, who is averaging 13.7 points and seven rebounds a game this season, is not only the youngest but also the best player in the deal, and reviews of the Magic’s end of the deal were pretty universally negative.

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