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Should Dallas target Arron Afflalo in free agency?

The Mavericks should look very different next season. Almost their entire roster is headed for free agency, and after a disappointing loss to the Houston Rockets, they'll likely try to add a few new faces into the mix. Here's the FanSided Mavericks blog SportDFW with a look at one potential target: Arron Afflalo:"If the Mavs decide to look at options past the defensively inept Monta...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Tim Connelly’s first two years as Nuggets GM: Part 2

  In Part 1 of BSN’s series analyzing the major transactions of Tim Connelly’s managerial career we took a look at the Nuggets’ disastrous 2013-14 season after moving on from former Executive of the Year, Masai Ujiri. It was a rough transition, to say the least, marked by underwhelming free-agent signings and draft-day blunders. Now in Part 2 of our series it’s time to examine...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Re-Signing Wesley Matthews Key To Keeping Portland’s Identity Intact

Before Wesley Matthews, the team’s heart and soul, went down with a devastating torn Achilles, the Portland Trail Blazers looked to be in the midst of a season that could’ve very well ended in triumph. Instead, the Blazers season came to a close at the hands of first-round opponent Memphis, a Grizzlies team that managed to prevail without the presence of injured star point guard...
Via Oregon Sports News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Plans To Opt Out, Become Free Agent

Arron Afflalo plans to opt out of his contract for the 2015-16 season and become a free agent. Afflalo was bothered by a shoulder injury late in the season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Afflalo was traded from the Denver Nuggets to Portland.
Via RealGM
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Depleted But Not Done, Portland Trail Blazers Need Lillard Time, All The Time

The first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies put their issues under a magnifying glass that told harsh truths. Their depleted roster has result in heavy burdens on the shoulders of LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard, not nearly enough firepower on the wings to combat Memphis’s stodgy defense on both stars, a bench unit that...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland's Afflalo probable for Game 3 vs. Grizzlies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland guard Arron Afflalo is expected to play Saturday when the Trail Blazers host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their playoff series. Afflalo has been sidelined with a right shoulder strain that kept him out of the first two games of the series, both Portland losses in Memphis. He was listed as probable by the team on Friday. Acquired at the trade deadline...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Defining Success For The Portland Trail Blazers

Just a little over a month ago, the nation was starting to jump on the Portland Trail Blazers bandwagon. They were starting to get recognition as possibly one of the contenders in the West, some analysts were even picking them to advance to The Finals. This is all following a hot start to the season and a couple key acquisitions at the trade deadline in Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers without Kaman, Afflalo vs. Grizzlies in Game 2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Portland guard Arron Afflalo will miss his fifth straight game with a strained right shoulder, and the Trail Blazers also will be without center Chris Kaman on Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Coach Terry Stotts said Wednesday that Kaman twisted his left ankle in practice Tuesday when the Trail Blazers were going through some of the Grizzlies...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle Of The Injured – Reserves Must Step Up For Both Portland Trail Blazers And Memphis Grizzlies

The Portland Trail Blazers enter the postseason with one of their more valuable players, Wesley Matthews, out for the year rehabbing a torn Achilles, Nicolas Batum hobbled by a shoulder strain, fellow starter Arron Afflalo mired by a knee bruise, and sparkplug guard C.J. McCollum bugged by a ankle injury. If that wasn’t enough, forward Dorell Wright is expected to miss the series...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A New Market for Will the Thrill?

​ After two-and-a-half seasons mostly warming the bench for the Portland Trail Blazers, mercurial guard Will Barton was traded to the Denver Nuggets in the deal that sent Arron Afflalo to Portland. It probably didn’t surprise anybody that Barton’s scoring average jumped after the trade, going from 3.0 to 11.0 points per game. Barton was behind an entire playoff-caliber...
Via The Sports Post
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Spread Thin, Portland Trail Blazers Have Uphill Climb Ahead As Postseason Looms

One game remains in the regular season for the Portland Trail Blazers, and they could face any of four teams in the first round of the playoffs: the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. No matter which they face, they will begin on the road. And yet, even as that inevitable challenge awaits them, starting away from the Moda Center is the...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland's Aldridge, Afflalo to sit out vs. Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge and Arron Afflalo have been ruled out for Portland's game at Oklahoma City. Aldridge, an All-Star forward who averages a team-best 23.5 points and 10.3 rebounds, will miss his second straight game with a left foot sprain. Afflalo, who has a strained right shoulder, also will miss his second straight game. Afflalo has started 19 of 25 games since...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Out 1-2 Weeks With Right Shoulder Strain

Arron Afflalo will miss one to two weeks after picking up a right shoulder strain. The Portland Trail Blazers previously lost Wesley Matthews for the season. Afflalo was acquired by the Blazers at the deadline from the Denver Nuggets.
Via RealGM
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers' Afflalo out 1-2 weeks with shoulder strain

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo will be out one to two weeks because of a right shoulder strain. Afflalo injured his shoulder during the Trail Blazers' 116-105 loss at Golden State on Thursday night. He had an MRI on Friday that ruled out a more serious injury. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets, Afflalo has been a key contributor...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers' Afflalo out 1-2 weeks with shoulder strain

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo will be out one to two weeks because of a right shoulder strain. Afflalo injured his shoulder during the Trail Blazers' 116-105 loss at Golden State on Thursday night. He had an MRI on Friday that ruled out a more serious injury. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets, Afflalo has been a key contributor...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Aldridge puts Portland on top of Denver

The Nuggets hung tough, but LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds and former Nuggets Arron Afflalo chipped in 21 and five to power the Portland Trail Blazers (47-25) to a 120-114 win over Denver (28-46) in a high-scoring affair Saturday night in Portland. The Nuggets were without forward Danilo Gallinari, who was taking a breather on the second night of a back-to-back....
Via Mile High Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Answer To Their Losing Problem

  (Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… A friend of mine who is a Portland Trail Blazers fan (fanatic actually) emailed me a couple days ago, asking what the problem was with her team. They Blazers have recently lost 5 straight games, almost lost a 6th to a Jazz team whose best player who didn’t play and only have...
Via HoopStuff
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum’s Progress May Just Be The Silver Lining Portland Trail Blazers Fans Are Looking For

It seems like just the other day that the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to garner some steam as a legitimate dark horse championship contender. Newly acquired super-sub Arron Afflalo was acclimating himself well to the lineup, and the Blazers were putting the screws to the Dallas Mavericks, on their way to a 5-game winning streak, with four of the five wins coming against...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: The Importance of Arron Afflalo

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) Portland Trail Blazers: The Importance of Arron Afflalo By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content When Wesley Matthews went down last Thursday night during the game against the Dallas Mavericks I first thought he had just rolled his ankle and would be back later on during the game. He is pound for pound one of the toughest players...
Via HoopStuff
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers likely to look to Afflalo in Matthews' absence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Wesley Matthews is confident the Trail Blazers will be fine without him. Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon early in the third quarter of Portland's 94-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, the team's fifth consecutive win. ''We've got guys who can fill in. We've played injured, we've played down, we've played bruised and beat up,''...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Matthews’ injury and the short- and long-term impact in Portland

The addition of Arron Afflalo at the trade deadline was supposed to beef up its depth, but now it seems dealing for the two-way veteran guard was a premonition ahead of Thursday’s terrible news for Portland. Injuries happen in the NBA — just ask Chicago and Oklahoma City — but Wes Matthews’ ruptured Achilles tendon stands out. It’s March, only weeks away from the first...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Matthews’ injury and the short- and long-term impact in Portland

The addition of Arron Afflalo at the trade deadline was supposed to beef up its depth, but now it seems dealing for the two-way veteran guard was a premonition ahead of Thursday’s terrible news for Portland. Injuries happen in the NBA — just ask Chicago and Oklahoma City — but Wes Matthews’ ruptured Achilles tendon stands out. It’s March, only weeks away from the first...
Via Bloguin Best
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Guard Wesley Matthews Done For The Season

The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the Dallas Mavericks last night, but by now most of Rip City has heard the news about Wesley Matthews. After he collapsed on the court during the third quarter, Matthews was given an MRI which confirmed what he and the Blazers thought. Wes ruptured his Achilles tendon, and he’s done for the season. Writing this about an hour after learning the...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Synergy Over Seeding For The Portland Trail Blazers Down The Home Stretch

Coming off of one the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers signature wins of the season, a (mostly) wire-to-wire 111-95 thumping of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it’s easy to get excited and immediately pull up the current NBA standings to see where the they now stack up. Sure, the results are predictable, one more tally mark in the win column, but, more importantly, it...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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