Analyzing the Blazers' roster on offense, we are great from behind the 3-pt line, have great slashers, and are developing an offense off the blocks down low. We can finish on the break. Martell will give us another reliable shooter when he returns. So there is little need to fill on offense except more experience scoring in the post.
We have become reliable at the FT line.
Turnovers are under control. We will have even less when the players take communication to the next level.
We have an assist-to-turnover ratio that is very solid. Our SGs distribute like most team's PGs. Oden is showing a capacity to distribute from the post. And everyone on the team is a willing passer.
We have decent defenders, with a solid wall at center. And our team defense is getting better all the time. We could use an enforcer at PF, although Ike might be that guy.
If we could readily improve, it would be at the 3, where we already have three solid, developing NBA talents which allows Nate to find the right solution against the right team.
We have a young team with great chemistry, committed to improving every game.
The only thing that threatens this happy campground is a lack of minutes and the threat to break it up with trades.
So the trade I am proposing -- assuming we can keep everyone happy -- is to ... TRADE EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS ... for the same guy with the 2008-09 regular season behind him.
Beat that, trade post wannabes.