HoopsHype Arron Afflalo rumors

January 17, 2014 Updates

So far, Afflalo is delivering. He’s even getting some All-Star buzz. While it’s clear that Kyrie Irving and Dwyane Wade will start in the Eastern Conference’s backcourt due to fan voting, it’s possible that Afflalo is selected as a reserve by the NBA’s coaches. He’s competing with players like John Wall (who seems like a lock) and DeMar DeRozan among others. With stars like Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo injured, Afflalo certainly has a shot at making the East All-Star team. “When I get asked that question, I do respect the fact that when you play well individually, it has to be a reflection of your team and if we continue to win and continue to get better, then I would appreciate it,” Afflalo said of being an All-Star. “I know I’m not going to get the fan vote, but from the coach’s perspective it’s definitely something that I would appreciate.” Basketball Insiders

January 15, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic remain without a pair of starters for its matchup with the Chicago Bulls. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn says guard Arron Afflalo is out for the third straight game with a strained right foot, and center Nik Vucevic is missing his fifth straight game on Wednesday recovering from a concussion. Vaughn says Vucevic is still going through the NBA concussion protocol and Afflalo is feeling better, but is still not ready to play. Oklahoman

January 13, 2014 Updates

John Denton: #Magic will be without Arron Afflalo tonight vs. #Mavericks Jameer Nelson (finger) and Mo Harkless (knee) are game-time decisions. Twitter @JohnDenton555

January 11, 2014 Updates

Orlando, meanwhile, continues to give the same stiff-arm to teams registering interest in shooting guard Arron Afflalo. The difference there, though, is that some rival clubs aren't convinced that the Magic’s stance is as absolute as the Knicks’ stance is with Chandler. Has Afflalo played well enough, in this breakout half-season, that the Magic will eventually be offered a first-round pick closer to the deadline that can pry Afflalo loose? The reality is that no one is giving up first-round picks these days -- such is the lure of the 2014 draft -- but 40 days is a long time. ESPN.com

Arron Afflalo injured his right foot during the Orlando Magic’s 103-83 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Precautionary X-rays on his foot and ankle revealed no fractures, Afflalo said. But he was limping badly when he returned to the Magic’s postgame locker room, and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll play when the Magic face the Denver Nuggets in Denver on Saturday night. “It doesn’t worry me,” Afflalo said after his X-rays. “But I definitely want to be healthy and I need to get back to playing at a high level to help the team, as we all do. I always tell guys, ‘If you can play, get out there and play. If you’re going to [play halfway], sit down and recover.’ Orlando Sentinel

January 6, 2014 Updates

Credit Arron Afflalo for expanding the conversation. Orlando's willingness to move him before the Feb. 20 trade deadline remains a constant source of curiosity, but you're starting to hear another interesting question about Afflalo with regularity: Does he have a real shot at an All-Star spot in the East? ESPN.com

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"For one, it’s obvious I’m not one to push for fan votes," Afflalo said. "For me, it’s about team play, winning and it’s about the growth of my game and if I can get the respect of the coaches from that ankle, it’s something that I would definitely appreciate. I’m not trying to outvote D-Wade and these guys who are constantly in the limelight," Afflalo said. "I’m more of a basketball purist, I love the game and hopefully that will get appreciated from a different angle." NBA.com

December 24, 2013 Updates

That lines up with what I have heard from the beginning. The hope is Arron swells his trade value so they can use him around the draft or to offload one of the veterans (Jameer Nelson/Glen Davis) without having to include draft picks or young guys. The thing to keep in mind is the Magic are not trying to fit all the pieces together. They want another run through the draft and then start to see whats part of the long-term and whats going to get packaged together in exchange for long-term pieces. By design the Magic have too much and its unlikely that changes this season. HoopsWorld

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Afflalo wanted to learn ways to create more space against one-on-one defenders, so he started studying two of the best pure scorers in NBA history in Jordan and Bryant. ``I watched a lot of film on (Bryant), and I always have since I was growing up in L.A.,’’ Afflalo said. ``And everybody wants to be Michael Jordan when they are little, so I’ve watched a lot of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. They’re the two best in my era. So this summer I watched a lot of their isolation moves and footwork to see how to frame myself up better for shots.’’ The offseason work has paid enormous benefits for Afflalo and the Magic this season. He’s averaging career bests in scoring (22.6 ppg.), rebounds (4.6 rpg.), assists (4.2 apg.) and 3-point shooting (46.3 percent). He’s scored 30 points in a game four times this season, including a career-best 43 points on Tuesday in a double-overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. NBA.com

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