Report: Magic trade Afflalo to Nuggets in exchange for Fournier, 56th pick

Written By Deantae Prince
Nelson Afflalo
(AP Photo)

The Orlando Magic have traded Arron Afflalo back to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th pick of the 2014 draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. 

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Afflalo, one of few servicible shooting guards in the NBA, has wanted out of Orlando for quite some time, as he covets the shot at playing for a contender. The Magic are in rebuilding mode and do not fit what he is looking for at this point in his career. 

Even though it was known that Afflalo wanted to play elsewhere, he still produced at a high rate, leading the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game, the most he has averaged in his career. 

Afflalo, who spent three years with the Nuggets, returns to a team on the playoff fringe because of a litany of injuries. He should help them compete in a strong Western Conference, but Denver still needs to add more pieces, even though a backcourt of Afflalo and Ty Lawson is quite potent. 

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