Report: Magic deal Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

Report: Magic deal Arron Afflalo to Nuggets
June 26, 2014, 10:30 am
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Mark Strotman

Cross one potential Bulls offseason move off the list.

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday that Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo is on his way back to Denver, where he spent three seasons from 2009 to 2012, in exchange for Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick in tonight's draft.

Afflalo had been linked to Chicago last week when Wojnarowski reported the Bulls were pursuing a trade for the 28-year-old shooting guard who averaged a career-best 18.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Wojnarowski noted then that the deal likely would include one of the Bulls' two first-round picks in tonight's draft, so the market decreased drastically for Afflalo.

Wojnarowski reported that the Magic were looking to deal Afflalo with an eye on the future. They'll do that, as Fournier has a team option in 2015, meaning Orlando will save $7.5 million in cap space next season if they choose not to pick that up.

It doesn't change much for the Bulls other than to say they value their first-round picks more than to simply pick up a one-year rental in Afflalo,  whether it's by selecting two players in tonight's draft or using one or both in a potential deal for Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.