The Orlando Magic knew they were in a pinch this offseason.
They had two key free agents and the desire to add to their team but little in the way of maneuverability to get there. Especially if they wanted to stay underneath the luxury tax line.
Things started to get very hairy quickly. In order to fit Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross‘ new salaries AND sign Al-Farouq Aminu to a new deal while staying underneath the tax line, the Magic had to drop Timofey Mozgov and stretch his contract.