Eric Bledsoe-Arron Afflalo Trade Talks Picking Up Steam
As the NBA Draft approaches, many different trade rumors are floating around. One of them involves the Los Angeles Clippers trading point guard Eric Bledsoe to the Orlando Magic for shooting guard Arron Afflalo and other pieces. ESPN is reporting:
The Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing the possibility of completing a trade headlined by Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and prized L.A. point guard Eric Bledsoe in conjunction with Thursday’s NBA draft, according to sources close to the process.
Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that a trade with those two players as the principles could happen as soon as this week and potentially could be expanded to include Magic forward Andrew Nicholson and a future first-round pick as compensation for the highly coveted Bledsoe.
Over the past two months, Bledsoe has been rumored to be dealt in a variety of different situations. Whether or not this deal actually materializes remains to be seen, but it certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see the Clippers deal Bledsoe provided they are confident that Chris Paul will re-sign with the team.
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