Charlotte Hornets: Potential trades with each southeast team

Charlotte Hornets Cody Zeller (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic Jonathon Simmons (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been one of the surprise teams so far this season, but Jonathon Simmons, who played a big role the previous season, hasn’t been a major factor for them.

His playing time has dipped, his scoring has dipped, it’s just been a tough start to the season for Simmons, and maybe that makes him expandable. He’s shown in the past with the San Antonio Spurs, and in his first year with Orlando, that he’s a capable ball-handler that can get into the paint and make things happen.

Simmons isn’t exactly what the Hornets need, but he wouldn’t be a bad fit. It’d be nice to have another guy you can throw the ball to and have him make a play. Whether that’s creating off the dribble or setting up a teammate, it would allow a guy like Kemba Walker to play more off of the ball.

Jerian Grant and Khem Birch could be considered more than just a “throw in”. Grant has bounced around a bit thus far during his career, but he’s been a solid backup point guard, and Birch has shown that he can contribute when given the opportunity.

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The Magic are currently 25th in three-point percentage, so adding a stretch-four like Marvin Williams would be big for them, as they also look to make some noise in the Eastern Conference this year. I think this is a win-win trade that would benefit both teams right away.