Found June 21, 2014 on Los That Sports Blog:

TweetAccording to reports, the Chicago Bulls are in talks with the Orlando Magic to acquire shooting guard Arron Afflalo. The potential trade was first reported by Yahoo! Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Chicago has long been searching for a scorer to complement franchise player Derrick Rose (when Rose is healthy, of course). Afflalo had a career year as the Magic’s top scoring option last season, averaging 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The 6’5″ swingman has increased his scoring average in each of his seven pro seasons and shot .427 from three-point range in 2013-2014. Afflalo is also a plus perimeter defender, a skill that fits perfectly into the Bulls style. The Bulls have a couple of first round picks in this year’s draft that they can use as incentive to land Afflalo from the rebuilding Magic. Orlando drafted combo guard Victor Oladipo second overall last season and are almost certain to draft a point guard this year — only $2 million of veteran starting PG Jameer Nelson’s 2014-2015 salary is guaranteed if he is cut before July 15th. The Magic hold the 4th and 12th picks in this year’s draft, while Chicago holds the 16th and 19th picks. The Bulls are also one of many teams that are expected to strongly pursue Carmelo Anthony as a free agent this summer. Afflao has two years and about $14.6 million remaining on his contract, and holds a player option for the 2015-2016 season. -ALR

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