Arron Afflalo The Only Consistent Player For The Orlando Magic In 2013

By Devin O'Barr

It can be argued that Dwight Howard is the best player to ever wear an Orlando Magic uniform. When Howard was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer the franchise entered a world of change and uncertainty however, the Magic did receive a jolt of consistency in return.

Arron Afflalo has been one of the few bright spots for the club in 2013 as he has been he go-to-guy for a team for the first time in his six year career. Now, no one is saying he is Howard but, in the grand scheme of things the Magic guard will be essential to the Magic returning back to the NBA finals.

No one has been worse than the Magic in the last ten games as the club is just 2-8 including a loss to the 10-win Charlotte Bobcats. In these games no one has played particularly well but, it’s a stretch that Magic fans can get used to for the seasons to come.

On a more positive note, the two best players in Nikola Vucevic and Afflalo have started in all of the club’s 40 games and are garnering crucial experience on the floor together.

Affflalo leads the team in scoring with a career high 17.5 points per game and 2.8 rebounds however, his turnovers per contest has doubled since last season and his field goal percentage has dropped from 47% to 45%.

Although its been a mixed-bag for Afflalo in his first year with the Magic I believe the 27-year-old is the only consistency the club has known since parting with Howard this summer.


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