Feb 5, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (4) looks up against the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Charlotte Bobcats interested in Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo


The Charlotte Bobcats have been interested in obtaining a defensive minded wing player who can score for quite some time now. Only problem? So is just about every other team in the NBA as such a player is pretty rare.

The Orlando Magic have such a player in Arron Afflalo though, a player the Bobcats have coveted in the past and according to SportingNews, still do.

The Bobcats have also expressed interest in Orlando guard Arron Afflalo going back almost two months now, and the possibility of absorbing his contract before Thursday’s deadline is a consideration, too.

Orlando has been understandably hesitant to move Afflalo and will likely only do so if a team is willing to overpay. That would likely cost the Bobcats their first round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft (at minimum), a price the Bobcats may balk at.

Charlotte has been rumored to be wanting to move Bismack Biyombo, but I don’t imagine the Magic have much interest in the former lottery pick.

The Magic are said to be willing to listen on Afflalo trades but at this point, that’s about as far as the rumors go on that end.

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