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The New York Knicks have signed guard Arron Afflalo to a 2-year, $16 million deal. The 29-year old was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in February where he averaged 10.6 points in 30.1 minutes per game.
Afflalo will likely start at the shooting guard position for the Knicks. Via ESPN:
The New York Knicks and Arron Afflalo agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million on Thursday, a source told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne.
Afflalo is the type of two-way player Knicks coach Derek Fisher can use and should be able to provide the kind of shooting that departed when Tim Hardaway Jr. was traded on draft night in exchange for drafting Notre Dame combo guard Jerian Grant. Afflalo is a 38.5 percent 3-point shooter over his eight-year career and averaged a career-high 18.2 points and 42.7 percent 3-point shooting during the 2013-14 season with the Orlando Magic.