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Arron Afflalo | Guard/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
College: UCLA
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Phil Jackson praised Arron Afflalo's versatility after signing him to a two-year contract this summer.
"He has the capability of playing aggressive defense on big guards and small forwards, plus he's a shot-maker," Jackson said. "In addition to his 3-point range, Arron can be very effective scoring in the low post and at the pinch post." Jackson wants AA to be a "leader" on the Knicks because he has the ability and desire to hold his teammates accountable when they exhibit a failure to perform. Aug 24 - 12:44 PM
Source: ESPN

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Arron Afflalo believes that his style of play will complement Carmelo Anthony.

"Just being able to shoot, ready to shoot, creating space for him,’’ Afflalo said in regards to complementing Anthony. "I want to be a guy who can draw some attention and the guy has to leave him and make the game easy for him. More importantly, helping him with leadership, mentoring the younger guys, keeping everyone consistent and hungry and focused. Now he’s got another guy who will be on board with him for leadership. I think it will help him.’’ Afflalo could be the No. 2 option on offense this season, so he is worth a look in the later rounds despite a disappointing 2014-15 campaign in Denver and Portland.
Aug 14 - 11:12 AM

Arron Afflalo said that he is ready to step into a leadership role for the Knicks next season.

"Yeah, no question," Afflalo replied when asked about accepting a leadership position this year. "I think everybody needs to do there part and be happy about what they can bring to the team. That’s something I feel like with my years of experience and my personality that I can bring to the team for sure." Afflalo will be the starting two-guard for the Knicks this upcoming season, but after an unimpressive 2014-15 campaign, he won't be worth much more than a late-round flier in next year's drafts.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 11 - 3:56 PM

Aaron Afflalo said Carmelo Anthony is optimistic about the 2015-16 season.

The two new teammates have been working out together and Afflalo said Melo has been optimistic about the upcoming season. "From our conversations, yeah," Afflalo said when asked if Anthony is optimistic. "I don't like speaking for somebody. But from our conversations and the way he's working in the gym, I would say so." Afflalo said he's excited about playing with Melo, but he's coming off a disappointing season and isn't worth more than a late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Newsday
Aug 6 - 9:19 AM

Arron Afflalo said that Carmelo Anthony played a big role in his decision to sign with the Knicks this summer.

Additionally, Afflalo said that he has been working out with Anthony this summer, so it appears that both players are already starting to form some chemistry. Afflalo is the obvious choice to start at shooting guard for the Knicks, and he could even be the No. 2 option on offense behind Melo. He averaged 13.3 points and 1.5 3-pointers in what was a disappointing 2014-15 season, so he will look to get back on track with a fresh start in New York. Afflalo is worth a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Aug 5 - 1:19 PM

Arron Afflalo is thrilled to be joining the Knicks for the upcoming season.

Afflalo's agent said it was the "happiest" he's seen AA as a professional. Interestingly, Afflalo wanted to be moved to the Knicks at last season's trade deadline, but a deal never materialized and he was sent to the Blazers instead. "Learning the triangle, I just want to figure out everything about it, be able to embrace it and enjoy it and pick my spots within it," Afflalo said. "I'm really looking forward to this year."
Jul 13 - 9:15 AM

Arron Afflalo officially signed with the Knicks on Thursday.

Afflalo will be the No. 2 option on offense behind Carmelo Anthony, but coming off a season in which he averaged just 13.3 points and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting, he won't be worth much more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Jul 9 - 3:42 PM

Arron Afflalo has signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks.

Afflalo isn't exactly the splash that Knicks fans have been hoping for, but his two-year, $16 million contract will at least ensure that the team doesn't get shut out during the free agency process. The 29-year-old is coming off a lackluster 2014-15 campaign during which he averaged 13.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers as a starter. We'll have to see if playing alongside Carmelo Anthony will help resurrect his game, but fantasy owners can treat Affalo as a late-round flier heading into standard league fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 9:21 AM

The Knicks are frontrunners for Arron Afflalo in free agency.

The Knicks really need some help on the wing, so expect them to go after guys like DeMarre Carroll and Wesley Matthews, too. Afflalo had an abysmal finish with the Blazers last year, averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in 30.1 minutes. Afflalo wasn't great with the Nuggets last year either, so the Knicks will be hoping he can be more like the 2013-14 version of himself.
Jun 29 - 2:46 PM

Arron Afflalo is officially an unrestricted free agent.

Afflalo had until the end of Monday to opt into a $7.7 million player option for 2015-16, but he did not file his paperwork and is officially on the open market. The 29-year-old will draw plenty of interest around the league, but he's not much more of a later-round fantasy target after averaging just 10.6 points in 25 games with the Blazers last season.
Jun 23 - 1:14 PM

Arron Afflalo is expected to decline his $7.8 million player option in favor of unrestricted free agency.

ESPN's Marc Stein reported the same thing in early May and it's not shocking since Afflalo never found a groove in Portland last season, averaging only 10.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting in 25 regular-season games. The 29-year-old should draw plenty of interest around the league for his defense and lethal 3-point shooting.
Jun 21 - 9:31 PM

Arron Afflalo is planning to opt out of the last year of his deal this summer, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This is probably good news for the Blazers. Afflalo was a colossal letdown since the Blazers picked him up at the trade deadline. Plus, C.J. McCollum having a post-break explosion as a scorer suggests he's earned a role with 26-30 minutes with a usage rate over 20 next season. There's still two months before free agency starts, so expect several stories to change.
Source: ESPN.com
May 1 - 2:48 PM

Arron Afflalo (shoulder) returned to action for Game 3 vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday, but he scored just five points on 2-of-5 shooting before fouling out in 27 minutes.

He did add six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer to his name, but he looked pretty rusty and he was clearly frustrated with himself after picking up so many cheap fouls. Afflalo wasn't playing well before the injury, so he is going to have to step it up if he doesn't want to lose more minutes to C.J. McCollum.
Apr 26 - 2:03 AM

Arron Afflalo (shoulder) will start against the Grizzlies in Game 3 on Saturday.

He said on Friday that he's not 100 percent, but he has been able to go through practice. Afflalo hasn't played well whatsoever, so it should be interesting to see how tight of a leash coach Terry Stotts will have on him. Allen Crabbe will lose a ton of minutes while C.J. McCollum could lose a handful, too.
Apr 25 - 8:58 PM

Arron Afflalo (shoulder) is officially listed as probable, but he says he will play in Game 3 on Saturday.

"It's no time to get to 100 percent," Afflalo said. "You just go out there and give it your best." Afflalo isn't expected to have a minutes restriction moving forward and also said that he won't have any problems shooting from distance. It isn't clear what type of role he will have right out of the gate, but it's safe to say that Allen Crabbe and C.J. McCollum should expect to lose some playing time. However, Afflalo wasn't playing well before the injury which makes it tough to trust him in daily leagues.
Source: Oregon Live
Apr 25 - 11:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Jerian Grant
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Langston Galloway
3Sasha Vujacic
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
3Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Derrick Williams
C1Robin Lopez
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Kevin Seraphin
4Lou Amundson