I think its agreed that if Portland doesn't make the playoffs this year it will be a monumental failure. Even more so because of their strong record this far into the season. Expectations have been raised for sure.
Im not saying we should have made a trade and Im definitely not saying that we wont make the playoffs. Im just saying that I think there is even more pressure now to make the playoffs or not trading will be looked at as a very poor decision.
I still dont see us beating any of the other top eight teams in a seven game series.