Listening to Blazer's Courtside tonight, Barrett and Rice mentioned what I thought would be a really beneficial trade for both of the teams involved to do. I don't know if this was just an idea, a rumor, or what. Here is what it was:
Blazers send New Jersey:
Jarrett Jack, Channing Frye, Travis Outlaw, Raef Lafrentz, 13th Pick
New Jersey sends Portland:
Richard Jefferson, 10th Pick
The rationale here is that Jefferson would fill our needs at Small Forward, and then we could use the #10 pick to obtain D.J. Augustin, improving our Point Guard position..
Our starting lineup will then be Jefferson, Aldridge, Oden, Roy, & Augustin. Our backups would be Webster, some PF (Maybe McBob will be much improved this year), Przybilla, Rudy, & Blake.
If Augustine isn't available at 10, perhaps we can get Alexander, keep Blake in the starting lineup, and sign Petteri Koppenen to fill Jarrett Jack's roster spot.
I personally would rather include Webster than Outlaw. James Jones is an adequate reserve SF. Otherwise, we could draft someone who could be a back-up forward or guard with a second round pick, or package our second round picks for a late first round pick to get one. I should mention that Jefferson does have 3 more years on his current deal, for quite a chunk of money. However, LaFrentz's contract is a big help to us in this situation, and we have Paul Allen as an owner.
What are your thoughts? I say, get it done KP.