In a very timely Q+A with HoopsHype.com, newly acquired swingman Arron Afflalo says he is very excited about his new opportunity in Orlando. Afflalo, who is currently in Barcelona, said he found out about the trade while surfing the Internet. Below are some tidbits from the interview, and you can check out the full text here:
Have the Magic reached out to you?
AA: No, not yet. Probably because of the time difference and the phone situation, it’s been difficult. I’ll be back in the States soon.
So are you happy about it?
AA: Yeah, I’m happy. I just wanted to thank the Denver organization, the teammates that you play with, the fans, but I think it’s a great opportunity there in Orlando from a player standpoint. With the coaching change and the management change, I think it’s a great time to be a part of the organization.
What do you know about new coach Jacque Vaughn?
AA: He played at Kansas, I was always a fan of his game, he was a good point guard. He’s come from great teaching under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. He’s got the mental aspects of the game figured out from a player and coaching standpoint. They wouldn’t have hired him if they didn’t believe so.
Do you have any message for the fans in Orlando?
AA: I’m excited. It’s definitely a new day. I’m very happy and appreciative of the opportunity to be there and represent that city to the fullest.