Arron Afflalo is quickly turning into a quintessential "glue guy" for the Nuggets.
He contributes across the board in everything, while doing nothing spectacular.
He shoots the ball efficiently but doesn't score a great quantity. He plays with great defensive intensity, yet he doesn't rack up a ton of steals. He knocks down three-pointers at a 42 percent clip, yet he isn't categorized as a three-point shooter.
While all of the previously mentioned attributes sound underwhelming, players like Afflalo are crucial components in building championship teams.
Afflalo will be a restricted free agent and the Nuggets should match any offer for him, since other championship teams will certainly be keeping tabs on him as well.
Think of how important Bruce Bowen and Tayshaun Prince were to each of their respective championship teams. Between the two of them, they have four championship rings total.
After he gets some experience under his belt, that's exactly the kind of impact Afflalo can have for the Nuggets.