By John Denton
Nov. 14, 2013

ORLANDO -- Thrust into a role as the go-to offensive weapon for the first time in his career last season, Arron Afflalo desperately wanted to prove that he could carry a team, hit game-winning jumpers and join that elite class of NBA shooting guards.

As it turns out, the Orlando Magic guard might have wanted all of those things just a bit too much.

While Afflalo’s scoring average rose to 16.5 points per game last season, his shooting percentage from the floor and the 3-point line dropped dramatically and his turnovers climbed to all-time highs. Because he was often surrounded with young players, Afflalo had to force bad shots and his effectiveness late in games was spotty.

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