The Portland Trail Blazers are just 6-9 in their past 15 games, tumbling down the Western Conference pecking order in the process. But the regular season grind lends itself to lulls for even contending teams, and Portland has new reason for optimism going forward – the trade deadline addition of Arron Afflalo.
And even if the solid two-way wing’s play doesn’t inspire the Blazers, confidence like this surely will.
Talk about a match made in heaven. Portland drastically needed to upgrade its depth on the perimeter, and a player like Afflalo deserves to be on a contender. Now the only question is if this marriage will spur the Blazers to heights of their newest player’s boasts.