Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 8 hours ago

Afflalo (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's playoff opener at Memphis.

Afflalo has participated in drills the past few days, including light shooting with his off hand Wednesday and point-blank attempts with his recovering right shoulder Friday. Afterward, he appeared to be in pain, and his availability Sunday supports his current state of health. He's now within the 1-to-2 week recovery timetable given on Apr. 10, meaning upcoming workouts will go a long way to determining his next appearance.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 13 hours ago

Afflalo (shoulder) continued his workout regime Friday but his availability for Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies is still uncertain, The Columbian reports.

Afflalo still seems to be in the recovery process after straining his right shoulder a week ago. His initial timetable for a return to the court was 1-2 weeks, so it's hard to determine where he stands since Portland hasn't released any updates to his status. As a result, the 29-year-old should be considered a game-time decision ahead of Sunday.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 3 days ago

Afflalo (shoulder) fit in some light drills during Wednesday's morning shootaround, CSN Northwest reports.

In conjunction with the drills, Afflalo shot with his left, non-shooting hand, which doesn't exactly relay the current health of his strained right shoulder. He remains unsure of his availability for Game 1 of the playoffs but is hopeful that the Blazers begin the first round Sunday in order to give him an extra day of rest and recovery.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 week ago

Afflalo (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a strained right shoulder and will miss 1-to-2 weeks.

The injury occurred late in Thursday's loss to the Warriors, as Afflalo was seen favoring the shoulder while on the bench during a timeout. Initially feared to be a tear of some sort, the 1-to-2 week timetable comes as somewhat of a relief to the Blazers, though with the playoffs set to begin in eight days, they'll need Afflalo at peak health after losing Wes Matthews (Achilles) for the season. In Afflalo's absence, Allan Crabbe and C.J. McCollum will see increased time, and McCollum is most likely to move into the starting five.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 week ago

Afflalo (shoulder) will undergo further testing Friday, The Oregonian reports.

Afflalo didn't seem to express much concern about the injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Warriors, but it certainly looked worrisome, as he was unable to lift his arm above the shoulder in the locker room after the game. The tests should provide more clarity on the situation, though the Blazers are surely experiencing some nervousness right now. The team has already lost Wesley Matthews for the season due to a ruptured left Achilles' tendon, so the potential of an extended absence for Afflalo would cripple their depth on the wing.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 week ago

Afflalo exited Thursday's game late in the fourth quarter with a possible tear in his shoulder, TNT's Lewis Johnson reports via The Oregonian's Jason Quick.

If Afflalo's injury is indeed a shoulder tear of some sort, it could put a bit of a damper on the Trail Blazers' hopes of a deep playoff run. The acquisition of Afflalo became crucial following a season-ending injury to Wesley Matthews, sending him to the starting lineup. If his injury turns out to be anything serious, C.J. McCollum would likely be the top candidate to be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. However, the team should release an update on his status at some point in the coming days verifying his availability moving forward.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 3 weeks ago

Afflalo scored 21 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes Saturday.

Despite this big scoring line, Afflalo remains a player who should be kept on the waiver-wire on standard leagues and is averaging just 10.3 points in his last four games. He had failed to top double-digits in scoring in five games before Saturday's explosion, so relying upon him is a risky proposition.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 month ago

Afflalo recorded 15 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and two rebounds in 27 minutes during Monday's loss in Washington.

Spurring the Blazers' attempted comeback from 20 points down at halftime, Afflalo poured in 10 points on a perfect 3-for-3 from the field, including two three-pointers, to bring his squad within seven points heading into the fourth. The effort was ultimately all for naught, but the guard has seemingly found more comfort by the game as Wesley Matthews' (Achilles) replacement. In the past five contests, Afflalo has achieved double-digit points on four occasions, while knocking down 44 percent from three-point range, en route to 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.4 treys in 30 minutes per outing.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 month ago

Afflalo moved into the starting lineup with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) out for the season and scored 14 points (5-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with one assist in 32 minutes Saturday.

This sort of line typifies he issues with Afflalo. He can provide three-pointers and some points, but is a non-factor in the other counting stats and hurts your field goal percentage. While many may view him as a must-add player in the wake of the Matthews injury, his numbers in Denver should be sobering, where he averaged 14.5 points, 1.5 three-pointers, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 53 starts.

Arron Afflalo SG/SF POR 1 month ago

Afflalo will get the start at shooting guard Saturday, Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

With Wesley Matthews out for the season, this was a forgone conclusion, but it's still worth noting. Afflalo makes for a nice option in all full-season leagues and should be a fairly safe play in daily leagues, although the upside might be limited.