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Magic Trades For Gilbert Arenas: Orlando Acquires Hedo Turkoglu & Jason Richardson From Suns

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Magic acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards and Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns in a major roster shakeup Saturday.

Orlando traded forward Rashard Lewis for Arenas, then sent Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and backup center Marcin Gortat to Phoenix. Orlando also received Earl Clark from the Suns.

The Magic had lost five of their last six games and slipped from first to fourth in the Eastern Conference. The slide was magnified by winning streaks of 11 games by Miami and 12 by the Boston Celtics.

The Magic were hosting Philadelphia later Saturday.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The Orlando Magic have acquired troubled guard Gilbert Arenas from the Washington Wizards in the first move of a major roster shakeup.

Orlando announced Saturday that it traded forward Rashard Lewis for Arenas. A person familiar with the situation says the Magic also were finalizing a deal to land Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson from the Phoenix Suns for Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat.

The Magic also will receive Phoenix’s Earl Clark, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deals were still being finalized.

The Wizards planned a 5:15 p.m. news conference, with Magic president Otis Smith scheduled to speak at 6:15 p.m. in Orland.


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