Even though multiple reports indicate that the Orlando Magic don’t have any immediate plans to trade Arron Afflalo, they’d definitely entertain it if the right deal did come around. And that “right deal” would have to include a “proven player who could help speed up their rebuilding efforts” in return.
The Magic are in what’s called listening mode, and it’s a safe bet that most of what they’re hearing is offers for shooting guard Arron Afflalo. He’s having a career year (19.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game) and has a manageable contract (combined $22.8 million for this season, next, and the player option in 2015-16).
Yet while first-round picks are more coveted than ever because of this celebrated draft that’s now about four months away, Orlando would want a proven player who could help speed up their rebuilding efforts if they’re going to strongly consider parting ways with Afflalo. There’s no urgency on this front, though, as his individual value isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Afflalo is averaging a career-high 19.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this season. He’s also shooting a career-high three-point field goal percentage (42.6%).