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Arron Afflalo

29-Year-Old    SF,SG    Portland Trailblazers

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

13.3

REB

3.2

AST

1.7

STL

0.5

BLK

0.1

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Afflalo is returning to Denver, where he spent 2009-12 before signing with the Magic as a free agent. The Nuggets acquired the UCLA product in a June trade that sent Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the Magic. While Orlando struggled mightily as a tea...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 10/15/1985  College: UCLA   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #27 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded to the Trail Blazers in February of 2015.

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Arron Afflalo NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 75 12.9 3.7 1.8 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 41.1 78.2 0.5 0.5 1.3 0.6 20.8 1.3 3.2 0.9 1.2
2008-09 22 74 16.7 4.9 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.6 43.7 81.7 0.6 0.4 1.4 1.4 40.2 1.8 4.1 0.8 1.0
2009-10 23 82 27.1 8.8 3.1 1.7 0.6 0.4 1.3 46.5 73.5 0.9 0.7 2.4 3.0 43.4 3.3 7.1 0.9 1.2
2010-11 24 DEN 69 33.7 12.6 3.6 2.4 0.5 0.4 1.5 49.8 84.7 1.0 0.7 3.0 3.6 42.3 4.5 9.1 2.0 2.4
2011-12 25 DEN 62 33.6 15.2 3.2 2.4 0.6 0.2 1.4 47.1 79.8 1.4 0.6 2.5 3.6 39.8 5.3 11.3 3.2 4.0
2012-13 26 ORL 64 36.0 16.5 3.7 3.2 0.6 0.2 1.1 43.9 85.7 2.2 0.5 3.3 3.8 30.0 6.2 14.1 3.0 3.5
2013-14 27 DEN 73 35.0 18.2 3.6 3.4 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.0 0.4 3.2 4.1 42.7 6.4 13.8 3.8 4.6
2013-14 27 ORL 73 35.0 18.2 3.6 3.4 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.0 0.4 3.2 4.1 42.7 6.4 13.8 3.8 4.6
2013-14 27 DEN/ORL 146 35.0 18.2 3.6 3.4 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.0 0.4 3.2 4.1 42.7 6.4 13.8 3.8 4.6
2014-15 28 DEN 53 33.0 14.5 3.4 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.5 42.8 84.1 1.6 0.4 3.0 4.6 33.7 5.3 12.4 2.4 2.8
2014-15 28 POR 25 30.1 10.6 2.7 1.1 0.4 0.1 1.4 41.4 85.1 1.3 0.2 2.4 3.6 40.0 3.8 9.1 1.6 1.9
2014-15 28 DEN/POR 78 32.1 13.3 3.2 1.7 0.5 0.1 1.5 42.4 84.3 1.5 0.3 2.8 4.3 35.4 4.8 11.3 2.1 2.5
Preseason Projections 29 DEN 72 33.5 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Arron Afflalo

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Arron Afflalo NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 23.2 3.4 2.2 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.2 28.0 66.7 0.6 0.0 2.2 1.6 12.5 1.4 5.0 0.4 0.6
Last 10 Games 10 27.7 7.9 2.6 1.0 0.2 0.1 1.1 38.0 88.9 0.8 0.3 2.3 2.6 42.3 3.0 7.9 0.8 0.9
Last 20 Games 20 28.9 9.7 2.7 0.9 0.3 0.1 1.3 42.0 84.6 1.0 0.3 2.4 3.2 41.3 3.7 8.7 1.1 1.3

 

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Arron Afflalo – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Small Forward

1.  Arron Afflalo

2.  C.J. McCollum

3.  Nicolas Batum

4.  Steve Blake

5.  Allen Crabbe

XDorell Wright

6.  Alonzo Gee

Portland Trailblazers

True Shooting Percentage

53.3%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Arron Afflalo has a true shooting percentage of 53.3%.

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Arron Afflalo NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 75 36.0 10.2 5.1 1.9 1.2 0.3 0.4 41.1 78.2 1.3 1.3 3.7 1.8 20.8 3.7 8.9 2.5 3.2
2008-09 22 74 36.0 10.6 3.9 1.3 0.8 0.4 1.3 43.7 81.7 1.3 0.9 3.0 3.1 40.2 3.8 8.8 1.7 2.1
2009-10 23 82 36.0 11.7 4.1 2.2 0.7 0.5 1.8 46.5 73.5 1.2 1.0 3.1 4.0 43.4 4.4 9.5 1.2 1.6
2010-11 24 DEN 69 36.0 13.4 3.9 2.6 0.5 0.5 1.6 49.8 84.7 1.1 0.7 3.2 3.8 42.3 4.8 9.7 2.1 2.5
2011-12 25 DEN 62 36.0 16.3 3.4 2.6 0.6 0.2 1.5 47.1 79.8 1.5 0.7 2.7 3.8 39.8 5.7 12.1 3.4 4.3
2012-13 26 ORL 64 36.0 16.5 3.7 3.2 0.6 0.2 1.1 43.9 85.7 2.2 0.5 3.3 3.7 30.0 6.2 14.1 3.0 3.5
2013-14 27 DEN 73 36.0 18.8 3.7 3.5 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.1 0.5 3.2 4.2 42.7 6.5 14.3 3.9 4.7
2013-14 27 ORL 73 36.0 18.8 3.7 3.5 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.1 0.5 3.2 4.2 42.7 6.5 14.3 3.9 4.7
2013-14 27 DEN/ORL 146 36.0 18.8 3.7 3.5 0.5 0.0 1.8 45.9 81.5 2.1 0.5 3.2 4.2 42.7 6.5 14.3 3.9 4.7
2014-15 28 DEN 53 36.0 15.9 3.7 2.1 0.7 0.1 1.7 42.8 84.1 1.7 0.4 3.3 5.0 33.7 5.8 13.5 2.6 3.1
2014-15 28 POR 25 36.0 12.6 3.2 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.7 41.4 85.1 1.6 0.3 2.9 4.3 40.0 4.5 10.9 1.9 2.3
2014-15 28 DEN/POR 78 36.0 14.9 3.6 1.9 0.6 0.1 1.7 42.4 84.3 1.7 0.4 3.2 4.8 35.4 5.4 12.7 2.4 2.8
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Arron Afflalo NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 75 970 276 137 52 31 8 10 41.1 78.2 34 36 101 48 20.8 99 241 68 87
2008-09 22 74 1234 363 134 44 28 13 43 43.7 81.7 43 30 104 107 40.2 131 300 58 71
2009-10 23 82 2220 724 252 138 46 30 108 46.5 73.5 74 59 193 249 43.4 272 585 72 98
2010-11 24 DEN 69 2324 867 251 168 34 31 105 49.8 84.7 71 45 206 248 42.3 312 627 138 163
2011-12 25 DEN 62 2086 943 197 149 36 13 88 47.1 79.8 85 40 157 221 39.8 329 699 197 247
2012-13 26 ORL 64 2307 1057 239 206 40 11 72 43.9 85.7 138 29 210 240 30.0 397 905 191 223
2013-14 27 DEN 73 2552 1330 262 248 35 3 128 45.9 81.5 146 32 230 300 42.7 464 1011 274 336
2013-14 27 ORL 73 2552 1330 262 248 35 3 128 45.9 81.5 146 32 230 300 42.7 464 1011 274 336
2013-14 27 DEN/ORL 146 5104 2660 524 496 70 6 256 45.9 81.5 292 64 460 600 42.7 928 2022 548 672
2014-15 28 DEN 53 1750 771 180 101 32 5 82 42.8 84.1 83 21 159 243 33.7 281 657 127 151
2014-15 28 POR 25 752 264 67 28 9 2 36 41.4 85.1 33 6 61 90 40.0 94 227 40 47
2014-15 28 DEN/POR 78 2502 1035 247 129 41 7 118 42.4 84.3 116 27 220 333 35.4 375 884 167 198
Preseason Projections 29 DEN 72 2412 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Arron Afflalo

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Arron Afflalo NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 21 75 12.9 49.4 43.2 14.2 9.3 1.5 4.1
2008-09 22 74 16.7 54.8 50.8 10.5 10.3 1.0 4.8
2009-10 23 82 27.1 57.6 55.7 16.4 8.8 1.9 9.5
2010-11 24 DEN 69 33.7 62.0 58.1 17.9 7.6 2.4 13.6
2011-12 25 DEN 62 33.6 58.4 53.4 14.3 8.2 1.8 13.4
2012-13 26 ORL 64 36.0 52.7 47.8 15.3 10.2 1.5 13.7
2013-14 27 DEN 73 35.0 57.4 52.2 16.0 9.4 1.7 15.4
2013-14 27 ORL 73 35.0 57.4 52.2 16.0 9.4 1.7 15.4
2013-14 27 DEN/ORL 146 35.0 57.4 52.2 16.0 9.4 1.7 15.4
2014-15 28 DEN 53 33.0 53.3 49.0 11.1 9.1 1.2 11.4
2014-15 28 POR 25 30.1 53.3 49.3 9.1 10.7 0.8 7.9
2014-15 28 DEN/POR 78 32.1 53.3 49.1 10.6 9.5 1.1 10.3
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Arron Afflalo 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 29 at MEM 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 27 MEM 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Apr 25 MEM 27 5 6 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 1 2 0 6 6
Apr 22 at MEM                                
Apr 19 at MEM                                
Apr 15 at DAL                                
Apr 13 at OKC                                
Apr 11 UTA                                
Apr 9 at GSW 27 8 1 0 1 0 0 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Apr 8 MIN 29 4 3 1 0 0 0 1 7 2 2 0 4 0 3 3
Apr 6 at BKN 37 10 5 1 0 0 1 4 11 0 0 2 5 0 5 4
Apr 4 NOP 33 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Apr 3 at LAL 32 17 1 1 1 0 0 5 15 4 4 3 5 0 1 1
Apr 1 LAC 33 14 5 3 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 2 3 2 3 3
Mar 30 PHO 26 16 2 0 0 1 1 6 11 2 2 2 3 1 1 1
Mar 28 DEN 29 21 5 0 2 0 4 8 11 4 4 1 1 0 5 4
Mar 27 at PHO 30 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Mar 25 at UTA 27 7 1 3 1 0 1 3 8 1 2 0 3 0 1 4
Mar 24 GSW 28 9 1 2 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 1 4 0 1 1
Mar 21 at MEM 36 8 3 1 0 0 0 3 6 2 3 0 1 0 3 3
Mar 20 at ORL 32 7 3 0 0 1 3 3 9 0 0 1 4 0 3 2
Mar 18 at MIA 33 15 3 1 0 0 0 5 13 1 2 4 6 0 3 2
Mar 16 at WAS 27 15 2 0 0 0 0 5 9 3 3 2 5 1 1 4
Mar 15 at TOR 31 14 1 0 0 0 1 5 14 0 0 4 6 0 1 2
Mar 13 DET 27 15 4 1 0 0 1 5 9 3 3 2 4 0 4 1
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Mar 11 HOU 34 9 5 1 1 0 3 2 13 4 4 1 7 0 5 3
Mar 7 at MIN 32 14 0 1 0 0 1 5 12 1 2 3 5 0 0 6
Mar 5 DAL 29 6 3 2 0 0 0 2 9 2 2 0 3 0 3 1
Mar 4 at LAC 33 7 4 3 0 0 3 2 7 2 2 1 4 0 4 1
Mar 1 at SAC 27 3 2 1 1 0 4 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 1 2
Feb 27 OKC 31 18 2 2 0 0 1 5 6 6 8 2 3 0 2 4
Feb 25 SAS 25 10 1 0 1 0 2 4 8 0 0 2 4 0 1 1
Feb 22 MEM 24 8 4 2 1 0 2 2 6 3 4 1 3 0 4 1
Feb 20 at UTA                                
Feb 11 LAL                                
Feb 8 at HOU                                
Feb 7 at DAL                                
Feb 5 PHO                                
Feb 3 UTA 29 14 2 1 1 0 4 5 15 2 2 2 5 0 2 3
Jan 31 at MIL 30 8 7 1 0 0 4 3 9 1 2 1 4 0 7 1
Jan 30 at ATL                                
Jan 28 at CLE 39 20 1 4 0 0 1 7 13 2 2 4 7 0 1 2
Jan 26 at BKN 37 18 3 6 3 1 1 8 13 0 0 2 4 1 2 0
Jan 24 WAS                                
Jan 22 BOS                                
Jan 21 at PHO                                
Jan 19 SAC 24 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Jan 17 at MEM 37 13 7 3 1 0 2 4 14 2 2 3 8 1 6 2
Jan 16 at SAS 40 16 5 0 1 0 1 6 17 1 1 3 7 0 5 2
Jan 14 LAC 31 12 3 3 3 0 2 4 11 2 2 2 6 0 3 5
Jan 11 at LAL                                
Jan 10 ORL                                
Jan 8 MIA                                
Jan 5 LAL 37 34 2 2 1 0 1 11 18 8 8 4 6 0 2 1
Jan 3 ATL 33 23 1 2 1 0 1 8 12 5 5 2 3 0 1 0
Dec 30 TOR 26 11 3 1 1 0 1 5 14 0 1 1 4 1 2 0
Dec 28 NYK 39 9 1 4 1 0 1 4 11 0 0 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 26 PHI 42 13 5 2 0 0 1 4 16 5 6 0 4 0 5 4
Dec 23 at OKC 41 11 9 3 0 0 3 4 10 1 2 2 6 2 7 0
Dec 22 at HOU 32 9 3 0 0 0 0 4 12 1 2 0 3 0 3 1
Dec 20 at NOP 35 8 9 1 1 0 3 3 12 2 2 0 5 0 9 3
Dec 19 at SAS 32 12 2 4 1 0 1 4 14 4 5 0 3 0 2 2
Dec 17 MIL 34 22 2 1 1 0 4 7 17 5 6 3 7 1 1 5
Dec 15 SAS                                
Dec 13 at IND 37 12 4 2 3 0 3 4 17 3 3 1 7 0 4 2
Dec 12 at CHI                                
Dec 10 at MIN 28 16 4 1 0 1 1 6 8 3 4 1 2 0 4 1
Dec 9 at DET                                
Dec 7 at NYK 30 10 5 2 1 0 2 4 14 0 2 2 7 2 3 2
Dec 4 IND                                
Dec 2 at DEN 37 18 2 4 0 0 1 8 14 2 2 0 2 0 2 2
Nov 30 MIN                                
Nov 28 MEM 24 22 4 1 0 0 1 5 9 11 13 1 1 0 4 2
Nov 26 at CHA 35 18 2 1 0 0 1 6 11 4 5 2 2 0 2 2
Nov 24 at PHI                                
Nov 23 at BOS 42 15 6 1 1 0 1 5 17 4 4 1 6 1 5 3
Nov 21 CHI 29 19 2 1 1 0 1 7 13 4 4 1 3 0 2 1
Nov 17 NOP 40 23 4 3 0 1 3 8 17 3 4 4 8 0 4 1
Nov 15 BKN                                
Nov 12 at DEN 10 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 11 CHA                                
Nov 9 DEN 26 18 4 0 0 0 1 8 14 1 1 1 2 1 3 2
Nov 8 at LAC                                
Nov 6 DAL                                
Nov 4 CLE                                
Nov 2 GSW                                
Oct 31 at SAC                                
Oct 29 OKC 40 15 4 1 1 0 1 6 16 1 3 2 5 1 3 1

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Arron Afflalo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Afflalo was held scoreless (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with one rebound and one assist in 19 minutes during Monday's win versus the Grizzlies.

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Afflalo started at shooting guard and played 27 minutes in his return to the court Saturday. He put up five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, and one assist before fouling out.

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Afflalo (shoulder) will start in Game 3 against the Grizzlies on Saturday, The Columbian reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as probable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Grizzlies, Erik Gundersen of The Oregonian reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) won't suit up Wednesday at Memphis, the Blazers' official site reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game at Memphis.

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Afflalo (shoulder) said his goal is to play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies, but he remained non-committal regarding his status, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) could return for Game 2 against the Grizzlies, CSN Northwest reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) will not play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Peter Edmiston of 56 WHBQ 87.7 FM reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's playoff opener at Memphis.

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Afflalo (shoulder) continued his workout regime Friday but his availability for Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies is still uncertain, The Columbian reports.

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Afflalo (shoulder) fit in some light drills during Wednesday's morning shootaround, CSN Northwest reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Like Nelson, Afflalo also set a career high for minutes that enabled career highs in other categories. For Afflalo, those were rebounds, assists, and points. Like Nelson, Afflalo's raw totals for 2013-14 will be hurt by a significant reduction in minutes, but that might be where the similarities end. For Afflalo, the minutes reduction is likely to be less severe than for Nelson, and Afflalo's is more likely to bring with it enhanced field goal efficiency. For all the Magic's improved depth, they remain short on scorers, so when Afflalo is on the court, his primary occupation will be making buckets – especially when they try Oladipo at the point. Afflalo will remain a centerpiece of the Magic's rotation and a productive fantasy option, just don't expect a repeat of his 2012-13 campaign.

2012-13

Afflalo will be the starting shooting guard for the Magic this season after he was one of the principal pieces acquired in the blockbuster Dwight Howard trade. After playing with the high-octane Nuggets last season, Afflalo joins a new-look Magic team that figures to play at a much slower pace and with an inferior collection of talent. Afflalo’s supporting cast may be weaker, but from an individual standpoint, he figures to play a more integral role with his new team and could very well be the team’s top scorer. The 26-year-old proved hungry even after inking a five-year, $43 million deal with the Nuggets last offseason, improving his points per game by 2.6 and tying his career-bests in steals and assists per game. A consequence of his increased shot attempts was a drop in his shooting percentage, particularly from three-point range, where he dropped nearly three percentage points to 39.8 percent. Even with the regression, 40 percent from three-point range is nothing to scoff at, nor are Afflalo’s 1.4 threes per game. As perhaps the best player on a likely lottery-bound Magic team, Afflalo should see a bump in his minutes and improve upon his scoring and rebounding totals accordingly.

2011-12

Afflalo’s career path took a dramatic upswing when he was traded from the Pistons to the Nuggets prior to the 2009-10 season. He’s a restricted free agent, meaning there’s the possibility he could be playing somewhere other than Denver, but that’s unlikely to happen unless someone signs him to a ridiculously bloated contract at which the Nuggets would be forced to balk. With that understanding, it’s expected he’ll once again be the Nuggets’ starting shooting guard this season. Through 69 games played last season, Afflalo averaged 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.0 turnovers in 34 minutes. He doesn’t make mistakes, plays good defense and is efficient on offense, making him a coach’s dream. But he also doesn’t do anything that makes him irreplaceable, which is why he serves in a specified role for the Nuggets. He spots up to shoot any open threes that are available and attacks the rim when a defender over pursues him at the three-point line. Beyond that, he’s limited offensively. There isn’t much room for him to grow unless the Nuggets create more plays to open up threes for him.

2010-11

If J.R. Smith played defense to Denver coach George Karl's liking-that, and maybe didn't display such maddening shot selection-then Afflalo probably wouldn't be a Nugget at all. As it is, Afflalo averaged about 27 minutes per game last season. He's basically Thabo Sefolosha, with more range on his jumper but fewer rebounds. His most notable quality is that he's blocking a player with more fantasy value.

2009-10

Afflalo was brought in specifically to fill the void left by defensive stopper Dahntay Jones. That means he'll likely start, give way early to J.R. Smith and average anywhere from 15-20 minutes a night. That being said, Afflalo is a much more complete ballplayer than Jones so we expect more from Afflalo than the 5.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, and 1.0 apg Jones contributed last year.

2008-09

Afflalo was the less-heralded rookie in Detroit's backcourt last season, but he made his mark far earlier, starting in the regular-season opener and in eight other games. Although he's a good rebounder given his size and relative lack of minutes, he's not much of an assist guy. However, with Flip Murray, Juan Dixon, Jarvis Hayes, and Lindsey Hunter all out of the picture, the path to playing time for Afflalo is a little easier.

2007-08

Afflalo was a First Team All-America at UCLA last year, averaging 16.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, and 1.9 apg. What's hidden in his stats is a great motor and strong defensive presence. The Pistons envision him to be the second or third guard off the bench this season, and see him and fellow rookie Rodney Stuckey to be Detroit's backcourt of the future.