Afflalo, a former UCLA standout, played for the Nuggets for three seasons before being dealt to Orlando on Aug. 10, 2012, as part of the blockbuster four-team, 12-player deal that also involved
Fournier, 21, is an up-and-coming guard whose minutes increased late in the season after
Afflalo will turn 29 in October, and he has a player option for the 2015-16 season. He has indicated that he plans to decline his player option and become an unrestricted free agent in July 2015.
"Even a casual fan could probably tell that, if a player is maybe four years older than the average player on the team that it takes time for those other guys to develop," Afflalo said. "Basketball has a shelf life. Although I feel like I'm a player that's only going to get better with time . . . every franchise, every team has to give a lot of insight to what they feel is best."
It didn't take long for one of the coolest streaks in sports to reach 13 years.
Andrew Wiggins was taken by the
Wiggins, whose father Mitchell played six seasons in the NBA, left Kansas after just one season. He is the first son of a former player to be taken No. 1 overall in the draft.
Jabari Parker of Duke, who was taken second by the
Mike Dunleavy started the father-son streak in 2002. There were three sons of former players taken last year:
Hornets are back
The Charlotte Hornets unveiled a new basketball court design Thursday that features a fierce-looking hornet logo at center court.