Report: Nuggets Trade Arron Afflalo & Gee To Trail Blazers For Barton, Robinson, Claver And Protected First-Round Pick

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.