With the 2011-12 season in the books, Nuggets.com is taking a closer at the team’s primary rotation players and how they fared during a challenging 66-game schedule. Denver assistant coach Chad Iske was kind enough to provide candid assessments, which reflect the views of the Nuggets coaching staff as a whole.

Today’s featured player is shooting guard Arron Afflalo, who overcame a sluggish start to average a career-high 15.2 points in his fifth NBA season. He was the team’s most reliable three-point shooter, hitting .398 of his shots from behind the arc.

The Nuggets are among a record 24 teams that will compete in the 2012 NBA Summer League on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas from July 13-22.

After completing their first NBA season, forwards Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton and point guard Julyan Stone are expected to be on Denver’s summer-league roster that will be led by Nuggets assistant Chad Iske.

“We’ve always had the philosophy that summer is the time to get better,” Iske said. “We have a great group of young guys who have proven that they are willing to put in the work and improve their game.”

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