Mar 19, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) shoots the ball over Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) during the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns should pursue Arron Afflalo


After unexpectedly finishing 48-34, the Phoenix Suns are looking to improve this offseason and are armed with three first round picks.

However, Matt Moore of CBS Sports believes the Suns should hang on to their current core unless they can make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love or possibly Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo.

Trade up or down: They would be happy to move up but if they can’t find a deal that works, they could move back all the way to next year. Their last pick in the late first is more likely to get moved, but if they find a package deal, this one could get gone, too.

Sell the pick: The Sarver way! The Suns have made it know they’re not keeping all three picks, so there’s always a chance the Suns just decide to cash out on this one.

Trade for a vet: Unless it’s Kevin Love, not a lot of reason to, though if the Suns can get into the Arron Afflalo chase it might work.

The Magic aren’t in a rush to trade Afflalo, but if the right deal comes along, they would not hesitate to deal Afflalo. They will certainly keep their ears open and will be a team to watch on draft night.

Afflalo, who is reportedly open to being dealt to a playoff team, was excellent for the Magic this year and had the best season of his career. He averaged 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45.9% from the field, 42.7% from beyond the arc and 81.5% from the free throw line.

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