Afflalo would hinder bulls 2014 free agency. I doubt they'll be interested in him.
With Lakers in position to win another three-peat, King James might might leave Miami in 2014 to join the bulls so he can compete against the Lakers.
It would depend on your definition of hinder is and what else is involved in a trade for him (going out and coming in). Afflalo would fill a need this team has, a very solid two-way player who is young and can improve on both ends still. The Bulls wouldn't need to target a shooting guard in free agency anymore if we get Afflalo, not one that would command a significant amount of money. If we were to acquire Afflalo, I'd let Deng walk and throw my money at Danny Granger.
Rose/Afflalo/Granger/Mirotic/Noah + Gibson/Butler/Teague off the bench would be amazing both defensively & at spreading the floor for Rose/Gibson/Noah to operate in the lane.
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Can a team that is just barely under the cap sign and trade a player at vet minimum money for 2 years with picks for someone that is making 8+ million more than the player they are sign and trading out?