We all know the Blazers need two spots filled this off-season: a starting PG and a backup PF. Tons of names have been flying around these boards, but to me, there are only 2 clear options at PG and 2 clear options at PF. The question is, which combination of the 2?
At PG, I like Mike Conley Jr. and Ramon Sessions, but right now I'm leaning a little more towards Sessions due to the fact that the Bucks might be letting him go for nothing because of his high contract demands. However, both are young, have room to grow, and can probably be obtained without giving up one of our main 7 players.
At PF, I like Dejuan Blair and Brandon Bass. Again, while I'd be happy with either, I think Bass will be easier to acquire since he is a free agent and Dejuan Blair is in the draft (and rising higher every day). Both these players can be a rebounding force and can even help out some on the offense. Plus, I don't believe either of them is expecting a starting role next season. Is this correct?
So, having a combo of either Conley and Blair, Conley and Bass, Sessions and Blair, or Sessions and Bass are what I think the Blazers need. I'm leaning towards Sessions and Bass, though.
With those players added, this is how I'd like the top 10 positions to look like next year:
Are there any other better combinations of starting PG and backup PF out there? Let's be realistic, too, as I don't want to trade the whole team to get someone like CP3, even though that would be awesome.
Finally, who do you think KP is going after? I know he likes Sessions for sure. He also likes Rubio, but that's a whole other discussion.