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#16 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:21 am by Def Swami
I echo those that like Afflalo. He has been as advertised and I like his game. He wasn't meant to be an all-star. His role was to be a mentor for our young players, to instill winning habits in our team, and to hold down the shooting guard position with consistency. He has done all of the above.
And this might be for another thread, but I think both JJ and Afflalo are here past the trade deadline. If anything happens, I think Afflalo may be moved in the off-season or in a year or 2.
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#17 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:14 am by OrlandO
Afflalo is doing alright. He's on a team with no stars and he wasn't meant to become a star either. There's a reason we have three guys averaging 14-16 pts/game on 14 FGA (four guys if you count JJ's efficient 15pts). They're all sharing the responsibility of first/second option until we get a star to take over that role. The truth is our current scorers are solid third options on a good team. Put a star and a potential allstar next to Afflalo and all of a sudden he'll look great for the role he's asked to play. He's on a good deal, still scores 16+/game, works hard and takes the game seriously. He's a good vet to have during a rebuild. It seems a lot of you want to get rid of every vet we have. I think we need to see more pieces of the puzzle before we move certain players...
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#18 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:45 am by drsd
I guess the issue for some is what to do with McLemuhammad if/when drafted.
My opinion is that keeping the best two locker room guys in Afflalo and Redick is more valuable for McLemuhammad than playing time. I have no problem with the rookie SG, whether McLemore or Muhammad, playing on the deep bench in 2013/14 with only spot SG and SF minutes.
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#19 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:52 am by Javanar
AA is a good player with a good contract. I am happy to see him in Magic uniform.
Forcing him to play as a SF reduces his numbers.
I think he is an important player for Magic, and also hope he will be a part of Magic's future.
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#20 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:22 am by The Effect
My only issue with him is that if we have to choose between him and JJ, id rather have JJ
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#21 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:36 am by darthmerrick
D12VCMagic wrote:People are calling him a bust? WTF did you expect, him turning into Kobe?
I just love how Magic fans love to trash Afflalo like he is a bum but they worship JJ as if he is an All Star or something. He isn't a great player, but he is doing exactly what I expected. Averaging about 17 ppg or so, though his three point shooting is down more than I expected.
I didn't call Affalo a bust that was not an accurate statement. I have been more then satisfied with his play. I said the idea of him being the star of the magic was a bust. The Magic toted him out day one as such. They made it sound like he was in their plans and if given the chance could be a number one option. Which he really isn't a star or even a number two option. I did say he was a good asset. He's a great third option on a team with a reasonable contract. Contending teams are going to want him. With that said, if we draft Mclemore, Shabbaz, Harrison, Wiggins in any of the next drafts then Affalo is gone. I don't see him here two years from now.
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#22 Re: Arron Afflalo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:22 pm by jgosche
He's probably the best scorer on the team, and we should try to hold onto him if we can.
I don't know why he gets so much flack from people here. The other day he went 8/15 for 20-something points, and half the forum was bitching about how we need to get rid of him. He's still pretty young and had been asked to do a lot for this team. When he was recently injured our offense was a floundering mess. When he came back, suddenly it looked competent again. Lets give AA a break.
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#23 Re: Arron Afflalo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:38 pm by Skin
AA bout ta go BEASTMODE on all ya'll who doubted him!
...and to all you Ben McLemore fans... ugh, you funny.
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#24 Re: Arron Afflalo
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:29 pm by JF5
Affalo wasn't supposed to be a "Star" player for this team. He was supposed to be holding down the SG position before the Magic upgrade the position, and he's doing that.
He isn't playing much defense but is aggressive on the offensive end. Sometimes I felt that he would do too much with the ball and refuse to pass the ball and try to score it himself. But that has died down a little
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#25 Re: Arron Afflalo
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 am by JBSouthpaw
AA is good enough to start for us next year, but not good enough to keep a high drafted rookie SG off the court.
Also been around long enough that he can help a rookie PG learn the game.
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