There is a salary floor in the NBA that all teams must pay one way or another (either to players or the difference to the players on the team).
Orlando is reaching the floor.
My guess they are accumulating tradeable assets. Orlando faces same type of difficulties in free agency as many other small market teams.
Obviously there is a market for stretch 4 in the league.
There has been rumours about GSW sending Lee to Orlando, Kerr has said he wants a stretch 4, GSW reportedly interested in Frye but could only offer MLE, Orlando reportedly really wanted Barnes (afflalo and first declined).
Connecting a few dots and we could see a trade after December 15th.
But this is pure speculation obviously.