Orlando Magic trade rumor: Team may keep Arron Afflalo past deadline, according to report

Arron Afflalo - USA TODAY Sports

The Magic could "revisit" potential Afflalo trades later in the summer, a report indicates.

The Orlando Magic may not trade Arron Afflalo, their leading scorer and best trade chip, prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline, reports Adrian Wojnarowski, citing "league sources." Instead, the Yahoo! Sports scribe says the team will "revisit deals" involving the seventh-year swingman "around the NBA Draft in June."

Rumors surrounded Afflalo in the lead-up to the 2013 NBA Draft, with most of them linking him to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Eric Bledsoe. That deal never came to pass as new Clippers general manager Doc Rivers turned his attention to acquiring J.J. Redick.

Entering Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Afflalo was averaging 19.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reported on February 8th that the Magic felt "no urgency" to unload Afflalo before the trade deadline.

According to ShamSports' salary database, Afflalo is owed $7.5 million in the 2014/15 season, with a player option for that amount in the 2015/16 season. That contract represents fair value for the UCLA product, who emerged as a fringe All-Star candidate in his second Magic season.

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