The Magic’s trade of Arron Afflalo for Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick was one of the most flummoxing deals in recent memory.
Maybe “more” is in the eye of the beholder
Zach Lowe of ESPN:
It’s unclear what the other parts of such trades would have been. The Magic were reportedly talking Afflalo with the Bulls, who had the Nos. 16 and 19 picks.
But as Lowe alluded, Fournier is thriving. He’s averaging 18.2 points on 51 percent shooting, both from the field and 3-point range.
Meanwhile, Afflalo’s production is way down in Denver. Plus, Fournier is seven years younger and on his rookie contract this season and next.
I thought the Magic could have gotten more for Afflalo than a meager return. Turns out, they did.