Friday, June 02, 2006

Afflalo Remains Undecided

By Brian Dohn
L.A. Daily News

Arron Afflalo's last scheduled NBA workout is today with the Clippers, but the UCLA guard said he will wait until after next week's NBA predraft camp to decide whether he will return for his junior season.

Afflalo, who said he turned down an invitation to the June 6-10 camp, has struggled in workouts for NBA teams, according to several sources. He has worked out for the Lakers, Indiana, Chicago and Cleveland.

"It went pretty good," Afflalo said. "It wasn't spectacular, and you know me, I'm never going to be happy. But the workouts were pretty good."

Several mock drafts do not have Afflalo in the first round. Sources close to Afflalo said they expect him to return to UCLA next season, but, as one source said, "things can always change."

Afflalo, who is trying to arrange a workout with Memphis, reiterated he would not leave UCLA unless he was guaranteed to be a first-round pick.

"I would be foolish to do that," he said.

One thing Afflalo said he learned through the workouts was that he must get in better basketball shape.

"I realized there's a difference in being in basketball shape," Afflalo said. "I did a lot of running on the track to get in shape, but I need to spend more time on the basketball court."

UCLA point guard Jordan Farmar will work out for the Phoenix Suns today, Bruins coach Ben Howland said. While Farmar is expected to go to the predraft camp in Orlando to go through testing, it is uncertain whether he also will play there.

Farmar is not granting interviews until he announces a decision. The deadline for players to remove their names from the NBA draft is June 18. The draft is June 28.

(reprinted with permission)



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