Some people live by a strict set of rules. They won’t yield to circumstances – no matter what, they consult the book first. Other people say that rules are made to be broken. They won’t have their actions predetermined no matter what they’re supposed to do. The same concept applies to NBA teams.
There are principles that generally govern the decisions they make. With that said, not every team adheres to them.
One rule that’s usually observed relates to rebuilding. It holds that a rebuilding team shouldn’t trade for a star until the young players on their roster make some progress on their own.
Otherwise, you run the risk of forfeiting assets before you’re in a position to capitalize properly.
LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Updates On Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz & Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic could likely get a deal done with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell if they sought to do so. The question is: Is that the right move at this time?
Here’s a trade that has the Orlando Magic throwing the rulebook out the window by acquiring Donovan Mitchell.