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Intriguing Free Agent

Pretty much every season for the last 3 seasons we've heard trade rumors around this Trail Blazer team. Who should they trade? Who should they not. With the Outlaw and Batum injuries you really don't need to trade any key pieces. Especially since you don't really know what you have in Nicolas Batum and how he's developed.

I understand that Batum is out 3 to 5 months and so is Outlaw. I think that if Outlaw and Batum are both going to be out 5 months that they should both sit out for the rest of the season and get ready for next season. If they come back in late March or April I think that it would disrupt the Blazers chemistry. One goal for the Blazers, and the biggest goal for the Blazers is to not only make the playoffs but get out of the first round. If late in the season the Blazers chemistry is disrupted then it will make it tough for them to win in the playoffs. Depending on the matchup.

Now lets say Outlaw and Batum don't come back for this season. A name that I thought of that could come in with the second unit and be instant offense would be... Not Allen Iverson. But Jerry Stackhouse. He's someone who can score, he's been in the league for a long time, and he wouldn't want a boat load of minutes. I think he'd be a great fit. You could have him as the backup small forward. Cunningham as the backup 4, Rudy the backup 2, Miller at the point, and of course Joel inside.

Now I don't want to hear the crap "Oh no, Jerry Stackhouse is a shooting guard not  a small forward." If you say that, give me a break. Rudy can play the 3, so can Brandon, and so can almost any other 2 in the NBA. Stack could play the 3. He's 6'7. A veteran which is what the Blazers have been looking for. A good 3 point shooter. I think he'd be a great fit.


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