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Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo
Position: G
Born: 09/17/85
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:208 lbs. / 94.4 kg.
Salary: $8,000,000
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Ian Begley: Arron Afflalo says that a desire to a start will be one of the factors he weighs as he decides on his 2016-17 player option, which is worth $8 million. “I still believe I’m one of the premier two guards in this league and part of being an elite two guard in this league is opportunity,” Afflalo said. “You have to be in a certain environment where you can excel and show what you can do and hopefully that contributes to winning. And I still believe I’m that player so I’ll find the best opportunity for me whether it’s in New York or anywhere else.”
Storyline: Arron Afflalo Free Agency
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Afflalo felt disrespected and groused over the lack of communication, saying Rambis had falsely told the media that there was a conversation about the demotion. “I’m a straight communication guy. Just talk to me, tell me,” Afflalo said Tuesday. “To me that’s the key to success, the key to a winning culture — clarity and communication. When you have a lot of assumptions in the air it’s too much room for error.”
The interim coach seemed to suggest that his decision to move Afflalo to the bench will make him a hotter commodity in free agency. It was a strange comment considering Afflalo will have to first opt out of his contract, a move that seems more likely by the day. If Afflalo opts out, the Knicks would have enough cap space to sign a max player. “Him coming off the bench adds nothing but value to him,” Rambis said. “Because whereas some teams may not be looking at him if he decides to opt out of his contract, because they might not have a guy in his position coming off the bench, well they start to go, okay, he’s got the right attitude to come off the bench. And now they can add some productivity for him. So I just think the more versatile the players are, the better they are around the league.”