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Arron Afflalo

32-Year-Old       Orlando Magic

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

2.5

REB

1.6

AST

0.5

STL

0.0

BLK

0.2

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Afflalo spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Kings, though got lost in the Fantasy shuffle due to an underwhelming season. Other than the first two years of his career where he averaged 3.7 and 4.9 points per game respectively, Afflalo scored the least points per game (8.4) o...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  12/17/2017
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 10/15/1985  College: UCLA
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #27 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Arron Afflalo Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Kings in July of 2016.

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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
2015-16 29 NYK 71 33.4 12.8 3.7 2.0 0.4 0.1 1.3 44.3 84.0 1.2 0.3 3.4 3.4 38.2 5.0 11.3 1.5 1.8
2016-17 30 SAC 61 25.9 8.4 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.1 1.0 44.0 89.2 0.7 0.1 1.9 2.5 41.1 3.0 6.9 1.4 1.5
2017-18 31 ORL 22 13.6 2.5 1.6 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.3 35.1 71.4 0.4 0.1 1.5 1.1 24.0 0.9 2.6 0.5 0.6
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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 5 20.0 4.8 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 47.6 75.0 0.4 0.4 1.6 1.6 12.5 2.0 4.2 0.6 0.8
Last 30 Days 12 17.5 3.3 2.0 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.3 37.5 66.7 0.4 0.3 1.8 1.4 23.5 1.3 3.3 0.5 0.8
Last 5 Games 5 20.0 4.8 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.2 47.6 75.0 0.4 0.4 1.6 1.6 12.5 2.0 4.2 0.6 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 17.3 3.7 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 42.4 71.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 1.2 33.3 1.4 3.3 0.5 0.7
Last 20 Games 20 14.0 2.6 1.7 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.3 37.0 66.7 0.4 0.2 1.5 1.2 26.1 1.0 2.7 0.3 0.5

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Arron Afflalo
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 15 POR 88-95 Did Not Play
Dec 13 LAC 95-106 Did Not Play
Dec 9 @ATL 117-110 25 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 4
Dec 8 DEN 89-103 26 6 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 0
Dec 6 ATL 110-106 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 4 @CHA 104-94 18 6 2 1 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 2 3
Dec 3 @NYK 100-105 18 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 2 1
Dec 1 GSW 112-133 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 29 OKC 121-108 16 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Nov 27 @IND 121-109 Did Not Play
Nov 25 @PHI 130-111 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 24 @BOS 118-103 20 8 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 1 2 2 0 3 1
Nov 22 @MIN 124-118 11 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Nov 20 IND 97-105 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Nov 18 UTA 85-125 25 3 7 4 0 0 0 1 6 1 2 0 4 1 6 2
Nov 15 @POR 99-94 Did Not Play
Nov 13 @GSW 110-100 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Nov 11 @DEN 125-107 21 5 8 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 0 8 1
Nov 10 @PHO 112-128 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 8 NYK 112-99 Did Not Play
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Nov 5 BOS 88-104 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 3 CHI 83-105 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Nov 1 @MEM 99-101 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 30 @NOP 99-115 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29 @CHA 120-113 Did Not Play
Oct 27 SAS 114-87 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 24 BKN 125-121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21 @CLE 93-114 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 20 @BKN 126-121 15 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 0 2 0 2 1
Oct 18 MIA 116-109 Did Not Play
Arron Afflalo Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Arron Afflalo – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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

True Shooting Percentage

44.3%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Arron Afflalo has a true shooting percentage of 44.3%.

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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
2015-16 29 NYK 71 36.0 13.8 4.0 2.2 0.4 0.2 1.4 44.3 84.0 1.2 0.3 3.7 3.6 38.2 5.4 12.1 1.7 2.0
2016-17 30 SAC 61 36.0 11.7 2.8 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.4 44.0 89.2 1.0 0.2 2.6 3.4 41.1 4.2 9.6 1.9 2.1
2017-18 31 ORL 22 36.0 6.7 4.2 1.3 0.1 0.5 0.7 35.1 71.4 1.0 0.4 3.8 3.0 24.0 2.4 6.8 1.2 1.7
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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
2015-16 29 NYK 71 2372 909 266 144 25 10 91 44.3 84.0 82 23 243 238 38.2 354 799 110 131
2016-17 30 SAC 61 1580 515 125 78 21 6 62 44.0 89.2 42 9 116 151 41.1 185 420 83 93
2017-18 31 ORL 22 300 56 35 11 1 4 6 35.1 71.4 8 3 32 25 24.0 20 57 10 14
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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
2015-16 29 NYK 71 33.4 53.1 50.0 13.3 7.6 1.8 11.4
2016-17 30 SAC 61 25.9 55.9 51.4 13.4 7.2 1.9 7.5
2017-18 31 ORL 22 13.6 44.3 40.4 13.4 9.7 1.4 2.6
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2017-18 Projections 32 ORL 69 20.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Arron Afflalo

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

Afflalo (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

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Afflalo (back) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

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Afflalo (back) did not participate in morning shootaround due to "lingering pain and stiffness" and should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, but doesn't appear optimistic about his chances of suiting up for the contest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Afflalo is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers due to back spasms, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Afflalo will start at shooting guard in place of Evan Fournier (ankle) for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

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Afflalo had two points (1-1 FG) in seven minutes during Wednesday's 101-99 win over the Grizzlies.

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Afflalo (back) returned to practice Tuesday, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Afflalo is dealing with a back injury and has been ruled out for Monday's preseason opener against the Grizzlies, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Afflalo signed a one-year deal with the Magic on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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Afflalo was released by the Kings on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Afflalo's stat line of 12.8 points (on 44.3% shooting from the field), 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 three-pointers in 33.4 minutes per game last season didn't vary dramatically from what he provided between stints with the Nuggets and Trail Blazers in 2014-15, but the Knicks still seemed to view his performance as a disappointment. The veteran shooting guard was equally displeased with his employer by season's end, as he wasn't thrilled about interim coach Kurt Rambis' decision to bring him off the bench late in the year behind a less skilled player in Sasha Vujacic. Unsurprisingly, Afflalo declined his $8 million player option for 2016-17 to become an unrestricted free agent and quickly landed a two-year, $25 million deal with the Kings. It's presumed that Afflalo will bump the underwhelming Ben McLemore to a reserve role in his new locale, but expecting the 31-year-old to return to the mid-to-high teens scoring he displayed a couple seasons ago may be too much to ask. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are the clear top dogs on the Kings' roster, leaving Afflalo no better than third in line for offensive usage, barring a trade or long-term injury to either of the aforementioned players. Afflalo is also a middling performer on the defensive end, so he could be at risk of yielding minutes in certain situations to Garrett Temple, who the Kings also brought in this offseason primarily for strengthening the team’s perimeter D.

2015-16

Afflalo signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Knicks this summer after averaging 13.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers in 32 minutes per game across 78 combined appearances for the Nuggets and Blazers last season. Afflalo's expiring contract was dealt to Portland at last season's trade deadline, but he struggled once arriving in Portland, managing just 10.6 points per game while shooting 41 percent from the field in 25 games. That regression hurt Afflalo's fantasy stock, which entered last season at arguably an all-time high following a career-year in 2013-14 for the Magic. That being said, the stability from a new contract, as well as his fit next to former teammate Carmelo Anthony, could enable Afflalo to reap benefits for the Knicks. An established veteran that will turn 30 years old this season, Afflalo seems a virtual lock to start at shooting guard, where his reliability should be a welcomed upgrade from the cast of characters that paraded the position last season. Carrying a career 39-percent three-point mark, Afflalo's catch-and-shoot consistency is well suited for playing off Anthony in New York's offensive scheme, where the absence of a ball-dominant point guard could also help his assist numbers improve compared to last season.

2014-15

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 team last season, Afflalo enjoyed the best individual season of his career, averaging 18.2 points to go with 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He shot 46 percent from the field and an impressive 43 percent from three, a major improvement over his 30-percent mark in 2012-13. As he enters his age-29 season, Afflalo figures to be one of the more productive players at the league's shallowest position. He won't be asked to do as much offensively, which will likely lead to a slight decline in production, but it's difficult to imagine a significant regression. The question is whether the combination of Randy Foye (last year's starter at shooting guard) and rookie Gary Harris will cut into Afflalo's playing time.

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.