NBA Free Agency 2011: Denver Guard Arron Afflalo In High Demand

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo, a restricted free agent, has been getting a lot of attention from other teams, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

Heard it from handful of GMs over past 2 days: FA w/most suitors after top bigs (Nene/Chandler/MGasol) is DEN restricted FA Arron Afflalo
To borrow a word from Stein, the Bulls and Lakers "lust" after Afflalo, though those clubs probably don't have enough cap space to get Afflalo out of Denver. Since Afflalo is a restrticted free agent, any offer sheet he signs with another team could be matched by the Nuggets, thereby keeping him in Denver.


Afflalo, who has developed into an outstanding three-point shooter, averaged 12.6 points per game with the Nuggets last season.

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