Arron Afflalo: 3 Reasons Why the Signing Makes Sense

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Mar 28, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo (4) looks to pass the ball over Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye (4) at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

After waiting for about 30 hours, the New York Knicks finally made their first free agent signing on Thursday — Signing former UCLA Guard Arron Afflalo. After averaging 18 points a game with the Orlando Magic two years ago, Afflalo split time with Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers this season — averaging 13.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest.

At $8 Million a year, for only two years. The general consensus is that the Knicks made a good signing. Some might even say “A steal”. With guys like Danny Green, Wesley Mathews available at the time free agency started, Afflalo wasn’t the best shooting guard target out. The Knicks eventually struck out on both Green and Mathews. While signing them would have been very beneficial to the team, Arron Afflalo is no slouch either.

Here’s 3 reasons why I like the Afflalo signing.

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