The trade deadline is just hours away, and the Warriors have already successfully dealt for backup point guard Steve Blake. Here is an idea to acquire another strong guard:
The Warriors would do well to get their hands on an All-Star caliber guard in Arron Afflalo. He would make a huge difference coming off the bench or maybe even starting. He has a sweet midrange jumper and is currently averaging 19.5 points per game in the midst of a career year. Andrew Nicholson is included to make the salaries work.
Harrison Barnes has been struggling, no doubt. But the Magic are in a rebuilding stage and need to add all the young prospects they can. Barnes is one of these players, as is Nemanja Nedovic. Though Afflalo has been playing at a high level, he is 28 years old and does not seem to figure in as part of Orlando's future. The Magic need to tank as hard as they can. I think this trade is a win-win.