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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Afflalo could begin to see the starting lineup with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) out for the remainder of the season.

Any Matthews owners should certainly pick up Afflalo if he's available, and daily players should take notice. Before Afflalo was traded to the Trail Blazers, he started 43 games for the Nuggets and averaged 14.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

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Afflalo chipped in seven points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 33 minutes during the Blazers' comeback win Thursday at the Clippers.

Since joining the Blazers at the trade deadline, Afflalo has quickly become a key cog of Portland's rotation, even logging minutes in crunch time with Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, and LaMarcus Aldridge. In five appearances to date, Afflalo is averaging 9.2 points (on 45 percent shooting), 2.6 boards, 1.6 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers in 28 minutes. His scoring has taken a predictable hit with the change of scenery, but he's so far hitting at a 44 percent clip (7-for-16) from beyond the arc with the spacing afforded in the Blazers' offensive scheme.

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Afflalo is not expected to play Friday against Utah, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.Portland acquired Afflalo from Denver on Thursday, and he's not expected to complete his physical in time to travel with the team to Utah. Expect Afflalo, as well as Alonzo Gee to be in uniform Sunday when Portland plays host to Memphis.

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Afflalo was traded to the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.Alonzo Gee will join Afflalo in Portland, as the Blazers send Will Barton, Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver and a future lottery-protected first-round pick, as well as a second-round pick, to Denver. Afflalo has started all 53 games in which he's played this season, but he projects to move to the bench in Portland with Wesley Matthews entrenched as the starting shooting guard. As a result, Afflalo's numbers should see a mild decline in the final third of the regular season.

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Afflalo scored 18 points (6-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

Afflalo extended his current streak of draining at least one three-pointer to nine games, averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.0 steals over that stretch.

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Afflalo scored 20 points (7-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with four assists in 39 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.

He's on a nice little roll, averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.6 boards, 2.2 threes and 1.1 steals over his last five games, production just about comparable to last season's career numbers. In all likelihood Afflalo won't be able to keep it up, but if you've been thinking about dealing him now's as good a time as any.