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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.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has already called both players, as well as Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo, sources said. The Knicks will also meet with Monroe this week and eventually Wesley Matthews. New York’s pitch to Jordan will be that he would be the team’s second option behind Anthony, as opposed to the third option he currently is with the Clippers behind Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Sources say that is an important distinction to Jordan.
Arron Afflalo is officially a free agent. The Trail Blazers’ shooting guard had until the end of the day Monday to exercise a $7.75 million player option for the 2015-16 season and remain in Portland one more year. But he did not opt in and is now an unrestricted free agent. The move, which was expected, leaves the Blazers with two shooting guards on their roster — CJ McCollum and Allen Crabbe — who have started a combined 12 regular season games in their careers.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I expected this outcome. But, unlike David Aldridge, I do not expect Afflalo to be a “key” for the Blazers to re-sign. For whatever reason, Afflalo and Portland were never a good match. He struggled to find his place and never looked completely comfortable in the Blazers’ system. That, combined with the late-season emergence of backup guard CJ McCollum, makes Afflalo less of a need for the Blazers — regardless of what happens with the team and Matthews, who also will be an unrestricted free agent.
When seen afterwards leaving the locker room, Afflalo was asked if he’d be good to go in Game 2, telling CSNNW.com, “Yeah, I’m good.” Afflalo, who suffered a right shoulder strain earlier this month against the Golden State Warriors, missed the last three games of the regular season while recovering. Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Afflalo did partake in some shooting drills on Sunday morning, adding that it was good “he’s getting some range in motion.”
“Just a lot of rehabbing,” He said of his last nine days following the injury. “Haven’t been able to do too much heavy basketball stuff. So I’ll just try to see how I feel today and tomorrow morning and go from there.” If Afflalo can’t go second-year wing Allen Crabbe could get the nod as the starting shooting guard, but Afflalo wasn’t ready to completely rule out a return to the court in Game 1. “I feel good,” he said. “Obviously I don’t know about the game tomorrow, but I feel good.”
The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Friday that shooting guard Arron Afflalo is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a right shoulder strain after getting an MRI. Afflalo was forced from the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 116-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. He appeared to injure the shoulder while trying to fight for position on a post-up play against Golden State’s Stephen Curry. The timeline is a tough one for the Blazers.
But after the game, the eight-year NBA veteran admitted to playing somewhat timid with his new team and in a new role. “Obviously, I was a little passive,” Afflalo said after the game. “They want me to be my best but out of respect for my teammates you want to come out there and feel the game (out) a little bit, so I was a little passive. But I see the potential and I see the opportunity there and I learn from Game 1 and become more and more aggressive with confidence.”