Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo talks All-Star snub

Jan 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Orlando Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo (4) shoots over Toronto Raptors forward John Salmons (25) at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Magic 98-83. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo is having an excellent season, by far the best of his career.

Afflalo is averaging 20.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 47.0% from the field, 42.0% from beyond the arc and 83.2% from the free throw line.

He’s been extremely efficient and is third among shooting guards in points per game. However,  that was apparently not enough for Afflalo to make the All-Star team, likely because of his team’s 12-35 record.

Instead, a far less efficient player, Toronto Raptors’ guard DeMar DeRozan and a player whose selection is imply baffling in Brooklyn Nets’ guard Joe Johnson, made the team.

“I respect the coaches’ opinions,” Afflalo told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m sure every guy up there in some shape or form deserves to be there. So, I would never criticize the process.”

Next year, Afflalo wants to make sure there is no debate when the teams are announced.

“What I will say, though, is that next time around, I intend for there to be no debate about where I belong at my position and in the league for that matter. I’ll definitely put the necessary work in to make sure that happens.”

 

Topics: All-Star Game, Arron Afflalo, DeMar DeRozan, Joe Johnson

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