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QUOTE: “He (Arron Afflalo) has been one of our better players during training camp. It (being the focus for opposing defenses last season) was a great challenge for him at this stage of his career.”

COHEN’S ANALYSIS: Afflalo was the only player acquired by the Magic in the blockbuster four-team Dwight Howard trade at the pinnacle of his career. As a result, there was a ton of pressure and expectations on him to carry his team on a nightly basis.

Considering this assignment was relatively new to him, Afflalo excelled and proved he deserves to be mentioned in the same class as many of the other top shooting guards in the NBA.

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