Originally written June 24, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
The rumor mill continues to churn as the NBA Draft approaches, and the latest report comes from Steve Kyler at Hoops World saying that the Orlando Magic are attempting to land the highly coveted Eric Bledsoe from the Los Angeles Clippers. The report also includes the Magic obtaining Caron Butler in the deal, while they would send Aaron Afflalo to LA in return. Bledsoe was recently discussed to be apart of the deal that would have net the Clippers Kevin Garnett from the Celtics, but it appears that any subsequent deal between those two teams cannot happen, as anything else would appear to be additional compensation for the right’s to Doc Rivers as head coach. Nobody is too sure just how good Bledsoe can be, but many believe it is just a matter of him getting more playing time. He has been stuck playing behind Chris Paul for the past couple of seasons, and has only seen a grand total of 38 games as a starter since entering the league in 2010. He starred at Kentucky before being drafted by OKC #18 overall. He was subsequently traded to the Clippers for a future 1st-round pick. Afflalo led the Magic in [...]
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