John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports that the Wizards made several efforts to trade for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson at the trade deadline.

Nelson would have been a phenomenal fit for the Wizards, giving them a subsantiallly better backup than Andre Miller who they traded Jan Vesely and Eric Maynor for in a three-way deal before the deadline. He can shoot, run an offense, and has extensive playoff experience. He'd be a lot more useful for them than he is for Orlando.

Nelson has one year left at $8.6 million on his contract, but it's not guaranteed. So the Magic had the leverage to push for what they wanted, which was probably a future first-rounder. (The Wizards traded their 2014 first-rounder to Phoenix for Marcin Gortat.)