Afflalo managed 3.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists across 53 games played with Orlando in 2017-18. The 31-year-old found himself buried on the depth chart in Orlando as his season averages of points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers made all drastically declined from prior years. Afflalo will be a free agent this summer and should probably hunt down a contract with a contender.
Afflalo will come off the bench for Thursday's contest against Philly. With Evan Fournier (knee), Jonathon Simmons (wrist) and Jonathan Isaac (foot) all out, coach Frank Vogel has opted to switch up his starting five once more, inserting Wesley Iwundu over Afflalo. It's not exactly clear if Afflalo will play in the contest, as he's been known to pick up DNP-CDs.
Afflalo will start Tuesday's game against the Raptors, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. The Magic will be without Jonathon Simmons (wrist), so Afflalo will get the starting nod in his place. It will be just the third start of the season for Afflalo, who was a DNP-CD in each of the team's last two games.
Afflalo was suspended two games for throwing a punch at the Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. It's a seemingly light suspension considering Afflalo threw a legit punch at Bjelica, but the shooting guard will officially be out until next Tuesday's game against the Kings. His absence shouldn't have much of an impact on the team's rotation, but it likely will result in more backcourt minutes for Evan Fournier and Mario Hezonja.
Afflalo totaled two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one assist in nine minutes during Wednesday's 112-94 loss to the Bulls. Afflalo returned to the lineup following a three-game absence due to back spasms. However, rookie wing Wesley Iwundu was given the starting nod with Evan Fournier (ankle) sidelined, and 10 players on the Magic saw more minutes than Afflalo. Healthy or not, he has not been worthy of much attention this season regardless of fantasy format.
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