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 Morrow, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.
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.