Get to Know: Arron Afflalo
Arron Afflalo joins the Kings after spending one season with the New York Knicks. The 10-year veteran averaged 12.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and two assists in 33.4 minutes per game (57 starts).
Afflalo will primarily be asked to defend opposing team’s wing players and be a reliable perimeter shooter. He is a career 38 percent shooter from downtown. The Los Angeles native enjoyed his best statistical season during the 2013-14 campaign, when he started 73 games for the Orlando Magic. He averaged 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 42 percent from beyond-the-arc that year.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was drafted with the No. 27 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and was a part of the Detroit NBA Shooting Stars team that won the competition at the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend.
The former Bruin played three years at UCLA and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year in the 2006-07 season. Afflalo also took part in the 2015 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas.