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February 17, 2015 Updates

Here is what’s known: the Blazers like Afflalo, but would prefer Chandler. Afflalo is known as a decent locker room guy, can knockdown an open shot, and he’s a veteran, which Terry Stotts likes. Should the Nuggets asking price seem fair, and Chandler is a no-go, it won’t be a surprise to see Afflalo in black and red. CSNNW.com

Afflalo's contract has a player option after this season, which teams have targeted as an opportunity to get a highly productive player at a cheaper cost. The Nuggets want a mid- to late first-round pick for Afflalo, at which other teams so far have rolled their eyes, not ready to give up a pick that high for a player who could walk out on them at the end of the season. Denver Post

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The Nuggets, widely regarded as the team most aggressively trying to clean house, have made a number of players available this month. Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye, sources say, are all in play. ESPN.com

The price for Afflalo, though, is said to be high, with Denver seeking at least one future first-round pick in exchange for the swingman, who holds a $7.5 million player option for next season that will allow Afflalo to either become a free agent or continue for one more season at his current salary. ESPN.com

Most rival teams nonetheless see Afflalo as more likely to be dealt before the deadline than Wilson Chandler, with Denver's demands for Chandler said to be even higher. Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly is known to be a Chandler fan, leading to the belief that the former Knicks player is the on short list of players Denver isn't shopping these days alongside Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and rookie sensation Jusuf Nurkic. ESPN.com

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 7, 2015 Updates

The Nuggets are holding firm to seeking a first-round pick from teams wanting to trade for shooting guard Arron Afflalo, according to NBA sources. There have been no takers, although interest remains high for Afflalo’s services. Teams don’t want to relinquish a first rounder for a player that might walk on them at the end of the season. Afflalo has a player option for the final year of his contract. It is a snag that prevented Afflalo from being dealt to Charlotte, sources said. The Hornets had been interested in acquiring Afflalo to add firepower to a team that ranks 27th in the NBA in scoring, at just over 94 points per game. The trade deadline is Feb. 19. Denver Post

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"That passion for coaching is still there," Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo said of Karl. "He's had elite talent to work with before, and there are a few guys on the Kings who are like that." Ty Lawson said Karl would be a good fit for the Kings. "They want to run an up-tempo pace, and George is the perfect coach for that," Lawson said. "He knows how to manage people. (Sacramento) has a great team here, but I haven't really given it much thought if Karl should come here. I'm just concentrating on getting the Nuggets back into the playoffs." Denver Post

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