Nuggets acquire Afflalo, Sharpe from Pistons |

Nuggets acquire Afflalo, Sharpe from Pistons

DENVER, Colorado – The Denver Nuggets acquired Arron Afflalo and Walter Sharpe from Detroit on Monday in exchange for a future second-round draft pick.

The Nuggets also received cash in the deal. The Pistons freed up close to $1.8 million in salary cap space.

Afflalo averaged 4.9 points in 74 games last season. The former UCLA star scored a career-high 24 at Houston on March 18.

Sharpe played in eight games with the Pistons last season. He also appeared in four with Fort Wayne of the NBA Development League. The 6-foot-9 forward was taken by the Seattle Sonics in the second round of the 2008 draft, before being dealt to Detroit later that night.

“We are very pleased to add two young promising prospects like Arron and Walter to our veteran roster,” said Mark Warkentien, the Nuggets’ vice president of basketball operations. “Arron is a proven NBA defender with an incredible work ethic and Walter is a talented but raw player with tremendous upside.”

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