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trade drawer


Injuries are killing the Blazers and I think we need to make a trade. Bayless has shown he belongs so I believe we need to trade either Miller or Blake or both. And the trade has to be realistic, with matching salaries etc.

I can only think of two realistic senerios.

1) trade Blake (along with $3 million dollars cash to buy out his contract) and our 2010 draft pick to the Bulls for Tyrus Thomas.

We could definitely use the help up front. The Bulls save the rest of Tyrus' contract this season ($4.7 mil) plus they obtain the sweetener of another draft pick. In all likelyhood, Tyrus is going to walk without the Bulls receiving anything in return. Saving this season's salary and acquiring Portland's draft pick may be a bonus. Who knows.

2) trade Miller and Blake (along with $3 million dollars cash to buy out Blake's contract) as I'm sure the Bulls wouldn't want two point guards, along with this season draft pick to Chicago for Hinrich and Aaron Gray.

The Blazers would obtain a defensive minded point guard who can shoot as well as Gray to help in our depleted front line. And Hinrich would definitely fit better into a three guard lineup with Bayless and Roy, that's for sure.

The Bulls (who are going nowhere this season) would save $4 million off this season's cap plus $2 million for next season, enabling them more leverage to go after free agents. They would also get Miller and this season draft pick. Plus Miller comes off the books a year earlier than Hinrich.

For me, that's the better deal of the two.

There maybe some people out there who want Bass. But the Magic already have 3 point gaurds and the only player who isn't injured for the Blazers, with a matching salary, is Blake. I doubt the Magic would want 4 point guards, especially Blake.

Go Blazers!!!

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