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The Magic made serious waves the night before the draft by trading Courtney Lee, Tony Battie, and their interim point guard, Rafer Alston, for Vince Carter and Ryan Anderson. Naturally, most of the hoopla revolved around Carter, a perennial All-star and 20-plus ppg scorer. In Carter, the Magic hope they have upgraded from Hedo Turkoglu. Little fuss was made over Ryan Anderson, but from the preseason games, it has become clear he has the tools to be a significant part of the rotation. Whether he will or not remains to be seen, but Anderson has the outside shot and ability to rebound that should allow him to thrive in Orlando's system. Many Magic fans are upset that the team traded promising star Courtney Lee, but what most don't realize is that Ryan Anderson was the player the Magic wante ...

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