I like Vucevic. If Orlando is smart they will sell high on him.
If he's so good wouldn't they just keep him? His contract is pretty good for a guy who has produced like he has the first couple of games.
The problem is that Orlando have been playing the same old collection of guys for the past 2-3 years, and it's not really going anywhere. They have been drafting in the lottery for years now, yet haven't picked up anybody who looks to have "game changer" potential, and yet they shown any real progress in the win column either.
Vucevic is a stud, but holding on to him makes little sense for Orlando. He's not the type of game changing superstar who can carry a franchise - he is far more suited to being a secondary or tertiary star on a super-team.
He also only has two years left on his contact, and when you consider how consistently bad Orlando has been and how much teams are paying for players of his calibre...there seems to be little logical reason for to stay.
Right now Vucevic has a lot of value as a healthy walking double-double who could strengthen an existing playoff team in a huge way. He'd have two years to build relationships with the staff and players, learn the system, build chemistry - after all that time the probability of him re-signing would likely be a great deal higher. For these reasons, Orlando should be able to get a pretty nice return if they move him now.
But if they wait until next year, and now you are trying to trade him as a one-year rental, and his value drops to the floor. Look how little Indiana got for Paul George for that same reason - and he's a far more prolific player than Vucevic. If you are going to move a guy, you never want to leave it until his contact year.
For Boston, matching Salary isn't as hard as people may think. If we send Morris, Rozier and Yabusele that's $9.3M going out - which is enough to make the deal happen (according to Trade Machine). Throw in a pick (or picks) as necessary. Not too bad a deal for Orlando, who could use guys like Rozier and Morris on their roster.