The Orlando Magic selected guard Keyon Dooling with the No. 10 pick in the 2000 NBA draft. On that night, the Magic traded Dooling's draft rights, forward Corey Maggette, power forward Derek Strong and future considerations to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future first-round pick. The move was made to help clear enough space under the salary cap for the Magic to pursue two maximum-salary free agents in summer 2000. It worked because the Magic acquired forward Grant Hill of the Detroit Pistons and shooting guard Tracy McGrady of the Toronto Raptors in sign-and-trade deals in August 2000. Orlando had enough money to sign them straight up, but the trades allowed the Magic to give them an extra year on their contracts. As for Dooling, he returned to the Magic as a free agent in 2004.
GARY W. GREEN, ORLANDO SENTINEL