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Millsap, other Hawks possible free-agent targets of Magic this summer


It appears several Hawks players — all free agents to be — are possible targets for the Magic this summer.

Paul Millsap, Thabo Sefolosha, Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Muscala could get inquiries, according to a story in the Orlando Sentinel based on the inadvertent display of the team’s possible offseason options in a photo posted on Twitter.

The team recently signed Patricio Garino for the remainder of the season. His agent posted a photo of the player signing the contract. In the background is a whiteboard that lists trade and free-agent possibilities. The original tweet has been since deleted.

The board has four columns with players names listed below headings of Hybrid Trade, Hybrid Free Agency, Spread Bigs Trade and Free Agency. The term hybrid refers to players who can play multiple positions.

Millsap’s name is at the top of the Hybrid Free Agency column. Millsap likely will opt out of the player option of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent. The Magic aggressively pursued Millsap two years ago when he was a free agent before he re-upped with the Hawks.

Sefolosha, Ilyasova and Muscala will all become unrestricted free agents this summer as their contracts with the Hawks expire. Sefolosha is listed under the column of Hybrid Free Agency. Ilyasova and Muscala are listed under the Free Agency column.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told the paper the lists are “not indicative of plans” and were “simply listing options, including some of which other teams have inquired about.”

Here is the link to the story, with the photo of the whiteboard, that appeared on the Orlando Sentinel website.



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