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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Arron Afflalo Traded To Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in a package involving five players and a first-round draft pick, sources told

The Blazers will send Thomas Robinson, Will Barton, Victor Claver and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round pick to the Nuggets for Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

The Blazers, who have been on the hunt for bench help, get a veteran shooter in Afflalo, who has been a bit of a disappointment since the Nuggets traded for him last summer. He is averaging 14.5 points, but is having his worst shooting season in seven years. He has the option to become a free agent this summer.

The Nuggets’ goal in the deal was to acquire another first-round pick after they picked up two in a deal for Timofey Mozgov.

Barton, Claver and Robinson are all part-time players who are all scheduled to be restricted free agents after the season.

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