Who the Orlando Magic could target for a trade in the Pacific Division

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Lou Williams, LA Clippers, Orlando Magic
Lou Williams has turned into the NBA’s super sub and a perennial Sixth Man of the Year Candidate. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Clippers: Lou Williams

The Orlando Magic are in desperate need of more scoring and that is exactly what Lou Williams would provide.

Williams has made his name as an excellent sixth man, winning the award three times during his career, and averaged 18.2 points per game last season.

The Clippers have gone all in to try and win a first NBA Championship by acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George but so far it has not gone to plan as they blew a 3-1 lead to exit the playoffs at the hands of the Denver Nuggets.

It was a defeat that ultimately cost Doc Rivers his job. LA must win a championship within the next couple of years while they have George and Leonard. Lou Williams provides the team with valuable scoring off the bench but the franchise may be tempted to move pieces around to try and find the winning formula next season.

The Clippers are not that strong at the power forward position with the contracts of both Marcus Morris and Montrezl Harrel set to expire this offseason. Gordon would be a solid option for the team and would provide both good defense and offense with the potential to improve even further.

Williams’ three-point stats don’t jump off the page at 1.7 made per game last season off 35.2-percent shooting but his large scoring bursts could help inject some life into an Orlando offense which once again struggled last season.

Defensively he is not dependable which may put head coach Steve Clifford off a move for Williams but he would provide depth at the guard positions, an area where the Magic need to strengthen.

Gordon has been a key player for Orlando and still has time to improve so attempting to secure an exciting prospect like Landry Shamet, who is a good three-point shooter, could also give the Magic a boost next season.