NBA trade rumors: Bobcats interested in Arron Afflalo and Anthony Morrow, per report

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The Bobcats are trying hard to add some shooting at the trade deadline.

The Charlotte Bobcats are looking to make an upgrade for a playoff push, and they have interest in Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Anthony Morrowaccording to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

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The Bobcats currently hold the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and they're hopeful to add some shooting to a team that ranks toward the bottom of the league in offense and three-pointers. Nabbing Afflalo, who's enjoying by far the best season of his career in Orlando, would be a great get, but it appears the Magic aren't all that eager to move the 28-year-old.

Afflalo is averaging 19.4 points this season while shooting 42.7 percent from three-point range, and he's doing it on an affordable contract. The 6'5 guard is making $7.5 million this season and is set to make $15 million over the next two years, with the final year of his contract containing a player option.

Morrow may be a more likely target to nab. The 28-year-old is shooting 48.0 percent from three on the year and is expected to opt out of a $1.15 million contract in the summer. The Pelicans reportedly want a draft pick for Morrow, and they could ask for the first-rounder the Bobcats acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers. However, Charlotte may lose their own first-round pick to the Chicago Bulls this year, so perhaps they wouldn't want to give up the Portland pick as well.

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