Arron Afflalo Rumors

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Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo
Position: G
Born: 10/15/85
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:208 lbs. / 94.4 kg.
Salary: $5,328,652
Like the veteran Speights, Magic guard Arron Afflalo has played for all types of coaches over his 11 years in the NBA. Six of his 10 former coaches – Michael Curry, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, Karl and Vaughn – played in the NBA prior to going into coaching. Afflalo said the essence of the player/coach relationship depends far more on relatability than whether or not a mentor once played NBA basketball. “It’s more of a communication thing,’’ Afflalo stressed. “Sometimes former players relate to other players and sometimes guys who didn’t play in the NBA are just really great communicators and motivators. They know the game and know how to teach the game. So, I can’t stand here and say for a fact that a former player would be better, but communication and accountability will always be the key with any coach.’’
“When I came back here [to the Magic] after leaving for a few years, you learn a lot and you realize that our winning on the court comes from a sense of pride,” Afflalo said. “It’s a purpose in everything that you do. It can be community involvement, how you represent this organization. I feel like it spills onto the court. So when I decided to come back here, it wasn’t just to try to pick up at the basketball level.” Afflalo will receive $50,000 from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation that he can donate to one or more charities of his choice.