The Blazers have been one of those teams whose name keeps coming up as the trade deadline approaches. Rumors of trying to get a third superstarish level player to join the dynamic backcourt duo have been bantered around. But are the Blazers hands tied with too many long term commits and lack of salary cap flexibility? It will be really interesting to watch and see if Portland is able to make that one move that could potentially propel them past the first round of the playoffs.
Note: for all 30 NBA teams potential trade deadline swaps, we are cataloguing the articles differently from our usual layup/mid range/deep from downtown structure. The reason being is the most informative five links to these trade rumors provide sufficient fodder for conversation. Beyond the five best links these conjectures can become a little superfluous. As always though you will know how much time to expect read, watching or listening to each one of these links as that information is always provided.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL BLAZERS TRADE DEADLINE SWAPS
#1 Are Noah Vonleh or Ed Davis on the trade block? (1 min read)
#2 Are the Blazers making a play for the Magic’s big Vucevic? The middle portion of this HoopsHype article describes the potential trade possibilities between the Magic and Blazers. (4 min read)
#3 Rumors keep swirling around a potential high profile deal between the Blazers and Clippers for DeAndre Jordan. Do the Blazers have enough to pull it off and is it worth the risk? (2 min read)
#4 One issue could get in the way of the Blazers making any trades. This issue is addressed in these mock trade simulator scenarios. (5 min read)
#5 Blazers trade deadline history via Real GM (3 min read)