Vince Carter Traded To The Orlando Magic

Orlando and New Jersey have agreed in principle in a deal that will bring Vince Carter to the Magic and send Tony Battie, Rafer Alston and Courtney Lee to the New Jersey, according to a league source.

The Magic have yet to confirm the deal, but the addition of a scorer in Carter, the trade would seem to end the Magic’s quest to bring back forward Hedo Turkoglu for a long term deal.

The deal also could include Nets’ forward Ryan Anderson. But there might still need to be some maneuvering done because the salaries are way off.

Carter and Anderson’s contracts add up to about $17 million, while the Magic’s three players have salaries that add up to just under $13 million.

Carter is set to make $16.3 million next season and $17.3 million the following season with a team option in 2011-12.

Orlando Sentinel