Magic respond with Carter deal

Counter to Cavs' Shaq trade puts Magic among elite, signals Turkoglu's end in Orlando

Updated: June 25, 2009, 6:34 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Dwight Howard & Vince CarterFernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Magic's trade for Vince Carter gives Orlando four All-Stars in its starting five next season.

As far as the NBA is concerned, we can now say with 100 percent certainty that the real story of the declining economy isn't that teams will cut salary across the board; it's that the league is bifurcating into the haves and have-nots.