Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arron Afflalo Bulls SG target? He should be

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The Arron Afflalo Bulls era is possibly less than a month from beginning. Afflalo is an absolute perfect fit for the Bulls, for several reasons:
  • He is a very accomplished defender
  • At 6'5", 215 pounds, he has good size for a shooting guard
  • He is an outstanding 3-point shooter (over the last six seasons, he has shot .402, .434, .423, .398, .300 and .427 from behind the arc)
  • He has a very reasonable salary ($7.5 million this season)
  • He has 5 postseasons worth of playoff experience
An Arron Afflalo Bulls marriage would give the team a shooting guard who is leaps and bounds better than any they have employed during the Tom Thibodeau era. Not that being decidedly better than the likes of Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer and Rip Hamilton is anything to write home about, but Afflalo is a combination of the best of qualities of those players.

He defends better than all of them, he is a better 3-point shooter than all of them, and even his mid-range game was outstanding last season. Afflalo shot 50.9% from 10-16 feet last season, and 42.0% from 16-23 feet.

Read the entire article on The Bullsville Blog