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Arron Afflalo Out For Season

2013 March 23
by Andrew Melnick

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Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo will miss the rest of the season, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Afflalo, Orlando’s leading scorer, has a strained hamstring.

The Magic confirmed the initial report a few minutes later.

Afflalo was injured during the second quarter of Orlando’s 97-89 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night.

Afflalo, who was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in the offseason through the four team trade that sent Dwight Howard to Los Angeles, averaged a career-high 16.5 points per game on 43.9% shooting from the field, 30.0% shooting from beyond the arc and 85.7% shooting from the charity stripe. The six year veteran was also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

The 27-year old Afflalo is owed $7,750,000 in each of the next two seasons and has a player option for $7,937,500 for the 2015-2016 season.

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