Just going up on ESPN online: Sources say Nuggets and restricted free agent Arron Afflalo agree to five-year deal in excess of $43 million— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 20, 2011
Afflalo will remain the Nuggets starting shooting guard. He's been with the Nuggets since the 2009 season. Prior to being traded to the Nuggets, Afflalo spent two seasons with the Detroit Pistons. Last season on the Nuggets, Afflalo averaged a career high 12.6 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
A lot of teams had interest in Afflalo -- Stein reports the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers earlier this month tried and failed to engage the Nuggets in sign-and-trade talks -- but in the end Denver made it a priority to keep him.
"I think Arron has become our most intangible glue guy," Nuggets head coach George Karl told the Denver Post a few weeks ago. "When we evaluate why we lost in the playoffs, free throw shooting was No. 1 and not having Arron Afflalo was probably No. 2."