Denver Nuggets’ guard Arron Afflalo is coming off of the best season of his career with the Orlando Magic. He achieved several career-highs last season, his second with the Magic. However, he had to endure two terrible seasons, winning just 43 games with the Magic. That’s one reason they dealt him to the Denver Nuggets for swingman Evan Fournier and a second round pick (guard Roy Devyn Marble).
Afflalo is also essentially in a contract year since he can opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent in a year.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders believes it is “extremely likely” Afflalo opts out.
It is extremely likely that Afflalo will opt out of his deal in Denver this summer. Afflalo has steadily improved over the last two seasons and hopes to put an All-Star caliber season together this year in Denver.
It is possible that Denver explores Afflalo’s trade value given that he is likely going to command a deal at the top end of his range ($10-$12 million per season). That may be too rich for Denver’s liking.
In terms of potentially available players, Afflalo looks to be one of them.
Afflalo averaged 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45.9% from the field, 42.7% from beyond the arc and 81.5% from the free throw line. In his seven-year career, he’s gone for 11.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 45.9% from the floor, 42.7% from three and 81.5% from the charity stripe.
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