Magic looking to deal disappointing Hezonja

Sam Amico

The Orlando Magic are exploring the trade market for swingman Mario Hezonja as the deadline to decide on his option approaches, according to a report from Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

The Magic must make a decision by today.

According to Scotto, the Magic were in talks with Sacramento about a proposed trade that would send Hezonja to the Kings for guard Malachi Richardson and second-round pick. But those talks have stalled, Scotto noted.

Hezonja is 6-foot-8 and the Magic selected him with the No. 5 overall pick in 2015. He is averaging 4.5 points in six games this season. Last year, he averaged 4.9 points in 65 games.

Hezonja has largely been a disappointment as a draft pick from the old regime.