Denver Nuggets Trade Arron Afflalo to Portland Trailblazers: Report

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
February 19, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have acquired Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets, according to a report.

Sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo that the Blazers will send Will Barton, Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver, and a future lottery protected first-round pick to Denver. The pick is lottery-protected in 2016, and lottery-protected in 2017. If not conveyed in one of those two years, it turns into two second-round picks.

The Nuggets will also get a second-round draft pick.

The Blazers will get Alonzo Gee in addition to Afflalo.

A source confirmed the deal with Joe Freeman of the Oregonian. Robinson confirmed the deal via text to Sheridan Hoops.

Afflalo is expected to become the sixth man for Portland, which is currently holding homecourt advantage for the playoffs in the tough Western Conference.

Afflalo, 29, has a player option next season, which had driven down the price for a trade.

Although he regressed with the Nuggets, Afflalo has been considered one of the top shooting guards in the league in recent years, and could see a resurgence on a contending Portland as opposed to Denver, which fell out of playoff contention fairly early in the season.


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Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.