Arron Afflalo and Walter Sharpe Traded to the Denver Nuggets

Bhavik DarjiCorrespondent IJuly 13, 2009

MILWAUKEE - FEBRUARY 07: Arron Afflalo #28 of the Detroit Pistons smiles as he runs upcourt in front of teammate Richard Hamilton #32 during a ganme against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 7, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Pistons defeated the Bucks 126-121 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

While it was known to happen already, the deal sending Arron Afflalo and Walter Sharpe to the Denver Nuggets has been finalized today.

In return, the Detroit Pistons received cash considerations and a future second round pick.

Losing Dahntay Jones to the Indiana Pacers, the Denver Nuggets lost a defensive presence at the guard spot, and bringing in Afflalo helps them out at the two spot and provides defense and some offense as well.

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The Nuggets also get a 350,000 they can give to Sharpe's contract as a bonus in acquiring Afflalo.

Sharpe was drafted 38th overall by the Sonics in 2008 and was traded to the Pistons immediately, and is going to be entering his second NBA season. Afflalo will be entering his third NBA season with the Denver Nuggets.

This move gives the Pistons cap flexibility toward signing a player. They have expressed interest in signing a big body.