Portland made its trade deadline splash Thursday, acquiring Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The deal will send Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to Portland. In return, the Blazers will send Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver and Will Barton to Denver. Portland will also send the Nuggets a future first- and perhaps a second-round pick (details unclear on the second-rounder at this time).
Denver has traded Arron Afflalo to Portland, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
Another quality move for Portland GM Neil Olshey & his group. Arron Afflalo comes to town - http://t.co/ERH6OqmC4b— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 19, 2015
Tom Penn on ESPN SportsCenter: "This is a major, major win for the Portland Trail Blazers"— Timmay (@BedgeTimmay) February 19, 2015
Portland's sending 2016 first-round lottery protected pick. If not conveyed, becomes '17 lottery protected. After that, it's two future 2nds— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015
Arron Afflalo now becomes the Blazers' third highest-paid player.— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) February 19, 2015
... 1st-rd pick is not conveyed by 2017, it becomes two 2nd-rd picks. Also, I'm told the #Blazers are "most likely" done acquiring players.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) February 19, 2015
To answer questions: #Blazers acquire Afflalo and Gee for Robinson, Barton, Claver and lottery-protected 2016 1st-rd pick. If the ... (cont)— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) February 19, 2015
If #Blazers complete deal, they will keep first-round pick this year as you cannot be left w/o 1st-round pick in back-back future years.— Mike Tokito (@mtokito) February 19, 2015
Arron Afflalo will wear No. 4 for the Trail Blazers— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) February 19, 2015
Afflalo is averaging 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 53 games this season for Denver.
For a look at things from Denver's point of view, head over to Denver Stiffs
An excerpt from the official press release:
The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired guard Arron Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Will Barton, forward Victor Claver, forward Thomas Robinson and a lottery-protected 2016 first round draft pick, President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey announced today.
If Portland's 2016 first round draft pick is not conveyed to Denver, it will move to a 2017 lottery-protected first round pick. If that pick is not conveyed, the Nuggets will receive two future second round picks.
"Arron is a proven winner with playoff experience who will be easily integrated into our culture," said Olshey. "He possesses a skill set that complements our style of play on both ends of the floor and will make an immediate impact as we continue our playoff push. Alonzo is an elite athlete and defender who adds a unique element to our perimeter.
"We thank Thomas, Will and Victor for their contributions to the team and wish them all the best for the future."
If you want to know more about Afflalo, here's a "Day in the Life" video:
Marc Stein on ESPN: "Aldridge wanted to see an upgrade, wanted to see at least one move, one addition come in, and Afflalo's a nice piece"— Timmay (@BedgeTimmay) February 19, 2015
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