The rumors were real and now Arron Afflalo is headed to the Trail Blazers. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Nuggets will be dealing Lawson to the Trail Blazers for a coterie of bench players and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round pick.
Aside from shooting guard Afflalo, the Blazers will also receive forward Alonzo Gee in exchange for Nuggets Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver, Will Barton and a 2016 lottery-protected first-round pick that rolls over to 2017 before becoming two second-round picks after that.
The move strengthens Portland’s ability from beyond the arc, while Denver acquires a number of young players to develop while preparing for a real rebuild they’ve kept at bay since George Karl was terminated as coach and Brian Shaw took over.
There’s more from Woj at Yahoo Sports:
The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo in a five-player trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports.