The NBA doesn’t have too many Left brain dominant players, for sure. Of those 8 Left brain dominant Brain Types, the #11 FCAL is virtually non-existent. We say “virtually,” because there are only a few with name recognition: consider Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards, and Arron Afflalo, now of the Portland Trailblazers.

Arron Afflalo was just traded from Denver to Portland, where he has been averaging 14.5 points and 3.4 rebounds a game this season. One unnamed NBA executive says of him, “Love him. He’s the most organized and diligent guy I have ever been around in the NBA.”  Of course, that can be a good thing. At the same time, it can be telling of where they’re wired, and can be considered a negative depending on a player’s projected role and overall potential.

We’ve now already told you Afflalo’s Brain Type, and he’s no Michael Jordan. In fact, he is the exact opposite of #6 BEIR Michael Jordan. Rather, he’s a semblance of the old-timers Buck Williams or Marques Johnson. To be sure, not the biggest names in basketball legend. While the #11 has found varied success in the NBA, they’re not naturally gifted in athletics, especially from a free-flowing and graceful perspective. Instead, their greatest asset is normally determination, team play, and hustle. Like the #9 FCAR, they possess lots of energy, but are not nearly as coordinated and smooth.

Afflalo is a bit of an overachiever, and for that we sincerely congratulate him. The Blazers seem to be looking for a little more offensive and defensive help, which Afflalo can provide. On the other hand, if they’re looking for a “go-to” guy when the real pressure hits, Arron will be thinking “team play” first, “hero” second.

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