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Arron Afflalo traded to Portland Trail Blazers in five-player deal

The Denver Nuggets trade Arron Afflalo to Portland with Alonzo Gee for Victor Claver, Will Barton, Thomas Robinson and future draft picks.

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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).

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:


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