Dec 27, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (4) passes the ball against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Detroit Pistons 109-92. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raptors interested in Arron Afflalo?


The Toronto Raptors have already made one big move when they traded swingman Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings. They were in talks to make another when they talked to the New York Knicks about Kyle Lowry. However, that deal ultimately fell through.

Now, rather than continuing to trade some of their better, more well-known players, the Raptors may be looking to acquire one.

Zach Lowe of Grantland believes the Raptors could have interest in trading for Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo.

Afflalo is having the best season of his career, averaging 21.9, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

Lowe points out the Eastern Conference is completely up for grabs after the top two seeds (Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers). The Atlanta Hawks seemed to have a leg up on the rest of the East, but big man Al Horford is out for the season after tearing his pectoral.

Lowe says the Raptors could use second-year guard Terrence Ross, who the Magic “value” highly.

Ross, the eighth overall pick of the 2012 draft, is averaging 9.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

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  • Newmarket_Brian

    Hi Andrew:
    Interesting post, but I must point out you omitted the name of the “second-year guard” the Magic value highly. I suspect you mean Terrence Ross, who I don’t think is going anywhere. Since his promotion to the starting lineup, the Raps have been rollin’.
    I like Afflalo a lot, and would be happy to see him in Toronto, but I wouldn’t give up TRoss for him. Terrence is an athletic freak, and I think he’s only scratched the surface of his potential.
    Best,
    Brian