Kings’ Arron Afflalo after report of refusing to enter game: ‘I’ve evolved into getting over myself’

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Kings guard Arron Afflalo reportedly refused to enter a game last month. He denied it, but it wasn’t hard to fit him into a narrative of numerous players wanting out of Sacramento.

Now, his tone sounds sunny.

Afflalo, via Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee:

“I’ve evolved into getting over myself,” Afflalo said. “We have a great opportunity as a team – playoff position. There will be nights where I can perform at a level I was expected to perform at, and there will be nights where other guys take the lead. I’ve learned that your role is consistent with the team you’re on. It is what it is. I’m just happy that we won.”

A few things have changed:

1. Afflalo is healthy after missing a few games with an elbow injury.

2. Afflalo is getting more minutes after falling out of the rotation.

3. Afflalo is playing well, scoring 19 points on 11 shots and 15 points on eight shots in his last two games.

4. The Kings are winning, claiming four of Afflalo’s last five games and occupying playoff position.

But what happens if Sacramento struggles as its schedule gets tougher? Will Afflalo remain as content in his role?