HoopsHype Arron Afflalo rumors


April 25, 2015 Updates

Mike Richman: Afflalo says he's playing in Game 3. No minutes restriction and says his shoulder won't limit his shooting range. Twitter @mikegrich

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When seen afterwards leaving the locker room, Afflalo was asked if he’d be good to go in Game 2, telling CSNNW.com, “Yeah, I’m good.” Afflalo, who suffered a right shoulder strain earlier this month against the Golden State Warriors, missed the last three games of the regular season while recovering. Blazers coach Terry Stotts said Afflalo did partake in some shooting drills on Sunday morning, adding that it was good "he's getting some range in motion." CSNNW.com

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Afflalo suffered a right shoulder strain late in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors on April 9. He was initially given a one to two week timeline for his return and is officially listed as doubtful for the Game 1 of the first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Oregonian

"Just a lot of rehabbing," He said of his last nine days following the injury. "Haven't been able to do too much heavy basketball stuff. So I'll just try to see how I feel today and tomorrow morning and go from there." If Afflalo can't go second-year wing Allen Crabbe could get the nod as the starting shooting guard, but Afflalo wasn't ready to completely rule out a return to the court in Game 1. "I feel good," he said. "Obviously I don't know about the game tomorrow, but I feel good." Oregonian

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The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Friday that shooting guard Arron Afflalo is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a right shoulder strain after getting an MRI. Afflalo was forced from the fourth quarter of Thursday's 116-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. He appeared to injure the shoulder while trying to fight for position on a post-up play against Golden State's Stephen Curry. The timeline is a tough one for the Blazers. Columbian

Joe Freeman: Afflalo said he can't lift his right arm over his shoulder. He will undergo further medical testing Friday in Portland. Twitter @BlazerFreeman

February 23, 2015 Updates

But after the game, the eight-year NBA veteran admitted to playing somewhat timid with his new team and in a new role. "Obviously, I was a little passive," Afflalo said after the game. "They want me to be my best but out of respect for my teammates you want to come out there and feel the game (out) a little bit, so I was a little passive. But I see the potential and I see the opportunity there and I learn from Game 1 and become more and more aggressive with confidence." Oregonian

February 22, 2015 Updates

On Friday, Afflalo wrote a first-person blog post for The Players' Tribune, a web site featuring stories written by professional athletes, during which he said, in part: "I want to make this clear: I'm here to help this team reach its goal of winning a title. It's been 38 years since the Trail Blazers last won an NBA championship. It isn't just enough to be a contender -- it's time for us to show the media, fans and most importantly, ourselves, why we're a championship-caliber team." On Saturday, Afflalo echoed a similar sentiment. "I was excited," he said, revealing his reaction to news of his trade. "To come from (a losing team) to this one here, to a team that's right in the thick of things and trying to contend for a championship, I couldn't help but be happy." Oregonian

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