HoopsHype Arron Afflalo rumors

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Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan on Wednesday refuted reports that his team is on the verge of a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers that would involve Orlando’s Arron Afflalo and L.A.’s Eric Bledsoe as the deal’s centerpieces. “We haven’t had a drop or an ounce of communication with the Clippers for almost three weeks,” Hennigan said. “So, if we’re about to make a trade with them, I guess I missed that memo.” Orlando Sentinel

Meanwhile, ESPN reported Tuesday night that talks between the Magic and Clippers were ongoing and a deal could be reached by Thursday’s NBA Draft. Hennigan said he would be “stunned” if a deal occurred with the Clippers in the near future. Orlando Sentinel

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The L.A. Clippers seem to have done a good job outing the Orlando Magic and their pursuit of Eric Bledsoe. Sources say the Clippers are making sure there isn’t a better offer out there for Bledsoe than the package that Orlando is said to be constructing. As of last night, it seemed the Magic’s deal was centered around Arron Afflalo and possibly last year’s first-round selection Andrew Nicholson. There was talk that a protected 2015 first-round pick would be included, basically replacing the draft asset the Clippers had to surrender to get Doc Rivers out of Boston. The Magic would in return get Bledsoe and forward Caron Butler. The deal is far from done, according to sources, as both the Clippers and the Magic are exploring other options, but some of the players involved in the deal believe it may happen on draft night, assuming the Clippers can’t find a better deal. HoopsWorld

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Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler are expected to be packaged in a draft-day trade for Orlando’s Arron Aflallo, addressing the Clipper need for a shooting guard. With less likelihood of finding a high post center to clear room underneath for Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan figures to remain the starter. Meanwhile, the Clips will look for a three-point shooting power forward—a “stretch four.” Sports City

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Evan Dunlap: Hard to imagine LA making Afflalo trade w/o Doc and KG. Their presence would have ensured Paul wouldn't bolt in FA. Can't lose Bledsoe now Twitter @BQRMagic

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The Clippers already had preliminary discussions with the Orlando Magic about trading for shooting guard Arron Afflalo at the predraft camp in Chicago and there is a level of mutual interest on both sides, sources said. ESPN.com's Chad Ford reported that Orlando is interested in a package that would include Caron Butler and Bledsoe, but the talks are preliminary at this point. It's believed the Clippers would want at least one more asset in order to part with their prized young point guard. ESPN.com

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