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February 12, 2015 Updates

The Nuggets, widely regarded as the team most aggressively trying to clean house, have made a number of players available this month. Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye, sources say, are all in play. ESPN.com

The price for Afflalo, though, is said to be high, with Denver seeking at least one future first-round pick in exchange for the swingman, who holds a $7.5 million player option for next season that will allow Afflalo to either become a free agent or continue for one more season at his current salary. ESPN.com

Most rival teams nonetheless see Afflalo as more likely to be dealt before the deadline than Wilson Chandler, with Denver's demands for Chandler said to be even higher. Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly is known to be a Chandler fan, leading to the belief that the former Knicks player is the on short list of players Denver isn't shopping these days alongside Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and rookie sensation Jusuf Nurkic. ESPN.com

February 11, 2015 Updates
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The Nuggets are holding firm to seeking a first-round pick from teams wanting to trade for shooting guard Arron Afflalo, according to NBA sources. There have been no takers, although interest remains high for Afflalo’s services. Teams don’t want to relinquish a first rounder for a player that might walk on them at the end of the season. Afflalo has a player option for the final year of his contract. It is a snag that prevented Afflalo from being dealt to Charlotte, sources said. The Hornets had been interested in acquiring Afflalo to add firepower to a team that ranks 27th in the NBA in scoring, at just over 94 points per game. The trade deadline is Feb. 19. Denver Post

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"That passion for coaching is still there," Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo said of Karl. "He's had elite talent to work with before, and there are a few guys on the Kings who are like that." Ty Lawson said Karl would be a good fit for the Kings. "They want to run an up-tempo pace, and George is the perfect coach for that," Lawson said. "He knows how to manage people. (Sacramento) has a great team here, but I haven't really given it much thought if Karl should come here. I'm just concentrating on getting the Nuggets back into the playoffs." Denver Post

January 6, 2015 Updates

"Honestly, I expected him to be more vocal," Shaw said. "He hasn't been that. He's kind of been shy or bashful in the locker room, to be honest with you. He hasn't really said a whole lot. But he comes in and he does his work on the floor and tries to lead by example. Maybe he's still trying to fit in with this group and doesn't want to step on anybody's toes or whatever. But we need some toes to be stepped on by someone at some point." Orlando Sentinel

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November 13, 2014 Updates

Chris Dempsey: Afflalo on the state of the team: "Talent-wise we’re fine. But it’s been proven year-in & year-out that talent isn’t the end-all, be-all." "You have to have some cohesiveness, you have to have game plans that work with the group that’s on the floor and hopefully we can get that all together.” Twitter @dempseypost

November 2, 2014 Updates

Player contracts due to expire at the end of this season belong to guard Nate Robinson and forward Darrell Arthur. Both have expressed a desire to return to the team, but both will be unrestricted free agents next summer, free to sign with any team in the league. Meanwhile, Arron Afflalo has a player option for his final season. It will pay him $7.5 million for his last season, and he would be an unrestricted free agent at its end, in 2016. Or he could opt out of the final year and become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Denver Post

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