Already this season, Afflalo has had two 30-point games and five games with at least 20 points. He’s hit at least three 3-pointers in a game five times. And the production hasn’t stopped with his shooting as he’s had seven games with at least four assists and six games with at least five rebounds.

Afflalo’s willingness to improve and his no-nonsense approach on the floor have earned him the respect of all of his teammates – from 20-year-old forward Maurice Harkless to eight-year NBA veteran Solomon Jones.

``He comes and brings it every day,’’ said Jones, who is rehabilitating a knee injury. ``When he steps on this floor, all of the nonsense is pushed aside. He comes to work and this is a job for him. He tries to get us all to buy in and that’s because he’s a professional. Everybody on this team respects him because he puts in the work.’’

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