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Arron Afflalo Could Be The Sixth Man The Portland Trail Blazers Has Long Desired

During the 2011-2012 season, the Portland Trail Blazers thought they had it with Jamal Crawford: a jolt off the bench that could greatly help a team with title aspirations. Despite his undeniable ability to score, he was too inconsistent and didn’t provide the defense the bench unit needed to satisfactorily compliment the efforts of the starting five. In the years since, despite...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Afflalo, Gee formally join the Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey already knows plenty about what Arron Afflalo can bring to Portland. Now all that's left is the chemistry. The Blazers acquired Afflalo and forward Alonzo Gee in a five-player deal with the Nuggets at the trading deadline. In return, Portland sent Thomas Robinson, Will Barton and Victor Claver and a lottery-protected...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Versus Podcast: The Trade Deadline Chaos Episode

On this edition of The Versus Podcast, we're blessed to have Nate Duncan and Jonathan Tjarks on the air to talk about the madness of the NBA Trade Deadline. The post Nate Duncan & Jonathan Tjarks vs. Eddie Maisonet (The Trade Deadline Chaos Episode) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo in big time deal

Today’s trade deadline was expected to be a game changer, and when the clock struck six, the day’s events don’t disappoint. The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Arron Afflalo from the Denver Nuggets in addition to backup forward Alonzo Gee. The Nuggets in turn receive Thomas Robinson, Will Barton, Victor Claver and a lottery draft pick in 2016. Afflalo has averaged 14.5...
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Portland Acquires Arron Afflalo During NBA Trade Deadline Frenzy

Needing a boost off the bench and a potential starter if and when Wesley Matthews leaves town this summer, Portland Trail Blazers’ GM Neil Olshey pulled the trigger on a deal that brought Denver sharp shooter Arron Afflalo and reserve defensive specialist Alonzo Gee to the Rose City. Afflalo, known mostly for his outside shooting prowess than anything else, could provide the spark...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo traded to Portland in five-player deal

Arron Afflalo was traded by the Denver Nuggets along with Alonzo Gee to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday hours before the trade deadline expires. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the trade and says Portland is sending a future first and second-round pick, Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver, and Will Barton to the Nuggets. Afflalo is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo from the Nuggets

In the first semi-major deal of the NBA trade deadline, the struggling Denver Nuggets sent Arron Afflalo to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a five-player deal on Thursday. Portland is also acquiring Alonzo Gee in the deal. In his eighth season out of UCLA, Afflalo is averaging 14.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He’s seen as a legitimate perimeter scorer that will help...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five deals that should happen at the NBA trade deadline

The NBA Trade Deadline looms and there are players and teams that want to make deals happen. Here's 5 suggestions. The post 5 Deals That Should Happen At The NBA Trade Deadline appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Continue to Kick Tires on Trade for Arron Afflalo

The Chicago Bulls have won three games in a row and appear to be heading in the right direction prior to squaring off against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.  That doesn’t mean they are not actively trying to improve their roster, specifically their shooting guard position as Jimmy Butler is more naturally suited to play small forward. ESPN’s Ramona...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Several title contenders interested in trade for Nuggets' Afflalo

Despite a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, the Denver Nuggets have been a disaster for most of this NBA season. The team had preseason expectations of making the playoffs; suffice it to say they'll come up well short of that goal. Those expectations, however, were founded on the fact that the Nuggets have talented veterans on the roster. With the trade deadline approaching...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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