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AP: Nets close to trading Vince Carter to Magic

The New Jersey Nets are in talks tosend Vince Carter to his home town of Orlando and the EasternConference champion Magic, a person with knowledge of the talkstells The Associated Press.

Working on a major draft-day deal for the second straight year,the Nets are prepared to send Carter and forward Ryan Anderson tothe Magic for point guard Rafer Alston, shooting guard Courtney Leeand power forward Tony Battie, said the source, who requestedanonymity because the deal was not finalized.

Thursday's pending trade was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

An eight-time NBA All Star, Carter grew up in Daytona Beach andlives in Orlando.

The Nets traded Richard Jefferson to Milwaukee last year ondraft day for Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons.

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