Orlando seems to be on the verge of a major overhaul of their roster, looking to ditch Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter and get back Hego Turkoglu, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas. Two deals are in the works, one sending Lewis to DC for Agent Zero and the other sending Carter, backup center Marcin Gortat and Mickael Pietrus to Phoenix for Richardson and Turkoglu.
Lewis has been having an off year and could use a change of scenery. Carter is still a good player, but he is becoming more of a supporting player than an alpha dog, a good third or fourth option rather than the guy who gets the ball in crunch time. Getting Arenas out of DC is a good move, but it would take another underperforming max-contract to match up with him, and Lewis is a good match.
The Magic could have an interesting lineup which could create matchup fits. Their crunch-time lineup would be a small-ball set with incumbants Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson along with the three newcomers, with Turkoglu playing a small 4 and Richardson playing a small 3. They could set up a version of the inside-out game with Howard and four wingmen who could all drain threes. Brandon Bass might start to give some heft against starting power forwards, with either Richardson or Turkoglu coming off the bench to create that small-ball set.
The Pistons could use such a makeover, but that's another post.