First Big Trade:
The Portland Trailblazers trade Travis Outlaw, Raef Lafrentz, Jarrett Jack, and the rights to the #13 pick (Danilo Gallinari) to the New Jersey Nets for Devin Harris, Keith Van Horn, cash considerations, and the rights to the #21 pick (Donte Green)
At pick #27...
...The Portland Trailblazers select... Alexis Ajinca, center, France.
Second Semi-Big Trade:
The Portland Trailblazers trade Steve Blake and #33 pick to the Denver Nuggets for Denver's 1st round pick of 2009
At pick #36...
...The Portland Trailblazers select... DJ White, power forward, Indiana
Third Not-so-big trade:
The Portland Trailblazers trade the #55 pick to the Orlando Magic for Orlando's 2nd round pick of 2009 and cash considerations
THE END OF THE DRAFT
Portland cuts Keith Van Horn
Portland's lineup for 08-09
C- Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Alexis Ajinca (maybe stay in Euroleague for 1 more year)
PF- LaMarcus Aldridge, Channing Frye, DJ White
SF- Martell Webster, Donte Green
SG- Brandon Roy, Rudy Fernandez
PG- Devin Harris, Peterri Koponen, Sergio Rodriguez
I love this roster for Portland! We got a great starting five and a great bench! I'm pretty sure Koponen will be impressive in summer league and will make the team, so that gives lee-way to trade away Blake and Jack.
DJ White gives Portland some physicality at the 4 spot and a lot of hustle.
Ajinca can stay in Europe and develop or Portland can stash in away in the DLeague.
btw, McRoberts will be assigned to the Idaho Stampede