ZeusIsLoose wrote:F that! Trade Afflalo. According to Schmitz, it looked like Afflalo was pouting about being moved to the 3 last night against the Pistons. Classless. Man up and play where you are told. Could be worse. He could have come off the bench.
Trade Afflalo and Baby
Is this from an article (Schmitz stuff) link? How would Schmitz know, did he travel with the team? That could be true i guess, but it doesn't match anything reported about him. His rep since UCLA is a great teammate and moving him to the 3 does nothing that doesn't occur every game since he and JJ play together quite a bit.
Classless? No, not his reputation:
“I miss him,” Nuggets coach George Karl told reporters after practice Thursday at Amway Center. “He’s a great pro. He’s a great person off the court. He’s very coachable, very easy to hang around (with) and talk (with). When you’re losing, he accepts criticism at a high level. He’s highly motivated...
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl said that in most cases when a NBA trade goes down, it basically results in getting rid of your problem player and ultimately ending up with a player that the other team couldn’t wait to get rid of. But, Karl said, that clearly wasn’t the case with Arron Afflalo, a player that he said could greatly help his Nuggets this season.
``Most trades in the NBA, for lack of a better phrase, you trading (expletive) for (expletive), but that trade was something that we felt we had to make to get better. But it was a sad trade because Al and Arron were major parts of why we have been successful here,’’ Karl said. ``Especially Arron, because he was one of the guys that we rallied around when we made the big trade (involving Carmelo Anthony). And (Afflalo) is just a great pro. And he’s a low maintenance guy and those are rare for 35-minute guys in the NBA.’’
High praise from a past coach, and the same type of comments here. Scott Perry is mostly responsible for Afflalo being here and knows him from Detroit, so attitude wise not much seems to have changed. Why would he get to Orlando and just change? Meanwhile Schmitz has a great rep of knowing what he's talking about concerning the Magic, right? smh
I do think something is up in the locker room, but no need to call him classless especially when no one knows what is really going on.