HoopsHype Arron Afflalo rumors

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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Early signs are pointing toward Afflalo opting out of the contract, particularly if he has a season close to what he did in Orlando this past season with averages of 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists. "It's probably something that I always anticipated, even beyond when I first signed this deal with Denver," Afflalo told The Denver Post. "I knew my game, I knew my maturity, I knew I would grow as a player. And I wanted to have that option as I got older and I progressed as a player. So hopefully I'll out-perform my contract and put myself in a better situation. That was my intent from the beginning, even before this year, was to play out the four years and progress as a player." Denver Post

Also, while the Nuggets' intention is to keep Afflalo for the duration of the 2014-15 season, they didn't immediately tell him he wouldn't be moved on in a future deal. His name had popped up publicly in connection to a potential deal to bring disgruntled Minnesota star Kevin Love to the Nuggets. Afflalo said he wouldn't worry about that. "That's part of the business," he told The Post. "If that happens, you remain professional and you move on. But I operate under what is, not what if and as of right now I feel like a Nugget again. If things change, they change. So, my mindset is simply shifted to what is." Denver Post

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The Clippers' discussions about making a run at James or Anthony have been internal thus far; however, sources said the team has engaged in trade discussions this spring with the Orlando Magic regarding shooting guard Arron Afflalo. Those conversations were initially rebuffed by the Magic, who didn't like the package of assets the Clippers could offer, sources said. However, there was some sense the clubs could revisit those talks later if they morphed into a three-team discussion. ESPN.com

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