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Arron Afflalo to miss rest of season

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo pulls a hamstring as his team play the Oklahoma City Thunder during their NBA basketball game in Orlando

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo pulls a hamstring as his team play the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Orlando, Florida March 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo will miss the rest of the season, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Afflalo injured his right hamstring against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, leaving the game after just 13 minutes.

As long as Afflalo’s injury presents no long-term effects, this might actually the Magic, who have 12 games remaining. Without its leading scorer, Orlando will have a better chance at a higher draft pick and can give more minutes to young players like DeQuan Jones, Doron Lamb and E’Twaun Moore. The 18-52 Magic might even sneak behind the 16-52 Charlotte Bobcats for the No. 1 seed in the NBA lottery.