That’s where his former guard Arron Afflalo went in the Dwight Howard trade.
“I miss him,” Nuggets coach George Karl told reporters after practice Thursday at Amway Center. “He’s a great pro. He’s a great person off the court. He’s very coachable, very easy to hang around (with) and talk (with). When you’re losing, he accepts criticism at a high level. He’s highly motivated. He’s going to be in the league for 10 years.
“Probably he has a desire to score points, a little bit more, than we allowed him probably in his time in Denver. So I’m happy that he’s gone to a place that might give him an opportunity that he’s searching for.”
The Nuggets traded Afflalo, Al Harrington, a 2013 second-round draft pick and a 2014 first-round pick to Orlando in a four-team deal that landed Andre Iguodala safely in Denver.
Karl wishes him all the best – kinda.
“I’m disappointed he’s not in Denver,” Karl said, “and hopefully he has a great season except for two games.”