Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo’s name has seemingly been out there in the trade market since the Magic acquired him from the Denver Nuggets in a trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the 2012-13 season.
The Magic have looked like the would not be trading Afflalo, but earlier today a report surfaced that he wasn’t untouchable and that the Charlotte Bobcats were will to absorb bad contracts in order to trade for Afflalo.
The Magic reportedly are looking for two first round picks in return for Afflalo.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, it does not look like the Magic will be trading Afflalo.
Orlando strongly inclined to keep Arron Afflalo past trade deadline and revisit deals around NBA Draft in June, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 20, 2014
Afflalo is the team’s best player and leading scorer, averaging 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game on the season.
Although it looks like Afflalo will stay with the team, at least for the rest of this season, there is an “increasing sense” the Magic will make a move, likely involving point guard Jameer Nelson and/or power forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis.