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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Miserable 11th NBA season

    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.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Heads back to bench Thursday

    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.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Starting in place of Simmons

    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.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Suspended 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.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Ejected Tuesday, could face suspension

    Afflalo was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves after throwing a punch at Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

    Afflalo and Bjelica got tangled up in the second quarter of Tuesday's contest, with Afflalo throwing a punch before Bjelica put him in a headlock. Considering the situation, there's a very good chance Afflalo faces some sort of suspension, so that will be something to monitor over the next few days. The Magic's next game comes on Thursday against the Cavaliers. Prior to the ejection, Afflalo finished scoreless (0-2 FG), with one rebound across five minutes.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Scores two points in Wednesday's loss

    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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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Will be available vs. Bulls

    Afflalo will be available for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Back spasms kept the veteran on the shelf for the last three games, but he's been cleared to return to action and is expected to be available in his regular role. With Terrence Ross still out and Evan Fournier (ankle) sidelined, Afflalo could be set for a slight increase in minutes. The 32-year-old is averaging 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in 19.8 minutes of action over his last six contests.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Questionable Wednesday vs. Bulls

    Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Afflalo has been sidelined for the last three games while contending with back spasms, but the Magic will presumably see how the swingman is feeling following morning shootaround Wednesday before determining his availability for the road tilt in Chicago. In the event Afflalo is cleared to play, he could assume a starting role on the wing with Evan Fournier (ankle) already ruled out for Wednesday.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Out Sunday vs. Detroit

    Afflalo (back) is officially listed as out for Sunday's game against the Pistons, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

    Afflalo will miss his third consecutive game as he continues to be bothered by back spasms. Look for Jonathan Simmons and Mario Hezonja to pick up some additional minutes in his absence. Afflalo will get an additional two days of rest before the Magic travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls on Wednesday.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Questionable Sunday vs. Detroit

    Afflalo (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pistons, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Afflalo is in danger of missing his third straight contest Sunday as he continues to deal with back spasms. More concrete word on his status should emerge after Sunday's morning shootaround. If he's ultimately sidelined, Jonathon Simmons and Mario Hezonja will probably continue seeing expanded roles.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Out Friday vs. Portland

    Afflalo (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

    This will be Afflalo's second straight absence as he continues to nurse back spasms. Mario Hezonja, who posted an impressive 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 35 minutes against the Clippers, will get his second straight start and could be an intriguing value option in DFS given his performance Wednesday. Afflalo's next opportunity to play will be Sunday in Detroit.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Listed as questionable for Friday

    Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Afflalo missed Wednesday's matchup against the Clippers with some stiffness in his back, but with an extra few days off for rest and recovery, there's now a chance he returns Friday. Look for Afflalo to test out the injury during morning shootaround, so look for an update on his availability following that session. With Evan Fournier (ankle) listed as out, Afflalo would provide some much needed depth at the shooting guard position. That said, game notes can be unreliable at times, so both Afflalo and Fournier should continue to be monitored.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Ruled out Wednesday

    Afflalo (back) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Afflalo did not go through the team's morning shootaround, so the fact he isn't playing Wednesday doesn't come as much of a surprise. In his stead, Wesley Iwundu will draw the start at shooting guard.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Misses Wednesday morning shootaround

    Afflalo (back) did not participate in morning shootaround due to "lingering pain and stiffness" and should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

    Though he's officially questionable, the fact that Afflalo missed shootaround doesn't bode well for his status Wednesday. More information should emerge as the team continues preparing for tipoff. If he's ultimately held out, D.J. Augustin and Mario Hezonja may see significant run at shooting guard out of necessity with starter Evan Fournier (ankle) also sidelined. G-League wing Jamel Artis was also called up to the NBA on Wednesday and will be in uniform.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Status still in question for Wednesday

    Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, but doesn't appear optimistic about his chances of suiting up for the contest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    The Magic will likely wait and see how Afflalo fares during the team's morning shootaround and pregame warmups before determining his fate, but don't be surprised if the veteran is held out for the first time in December. Afflalo has enjoyed a stable role in the Magic's rotation over the last seven games, but is averaging just 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per appearance over that span.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Questionable Wednesday with back spasms

    Afflalo is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers due to back spasms, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    This is the first news of Afflalo dealing with back spasms, so he may have tweaked his back during Saturday's game against the Hawks and played through it. More information should arrive after he tests out the injury during Wednesday's morning shootaround. If he's held out, the Magic will have to dig deep for shooting guard depth considering Evan Fournier (ankle) is sidelined. That would probably result in the likes of D.J Augustin and Mario Hezonja seeing extended run.

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  • Magic's Arron Afflalo: Starting at shooting guard Friday

    Afflalo will start at shooting guard in place of Evan Fournier (ankle) for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Afflalo has had a minimal role with the Magic this season, posting 2.3 points across 12.5 minutes per game. But, with Fournier out, Afflalo will seemingly get an opportunity to see extended run.

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HT/WT: 6-5, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age: 36
School: UCLA
Experience: 11