There are a lot of trickle down effects as a result of all the injuries. Joel will not be opting out of his contract and it may scare teams away from offering a big enough deal to pry him away after his deal expires. If KP likes him backing up G.O., and I think he does, I imagine a new deal would be in the works.
Penderbeast should get a lot of run through the rest of the year and could have a solid grasp on the backup PF position when this season is over. Freeland brings a skill set more similar to L.A. with his perimeter shooting. Jeff P gives us the banger that is nice to pair with Aldridge. Would Joel F leave a $$ offer to play in the ACB to come over and be a 3rd string player here?
It's very possible the Freeland is the best of our EuroLeague assets with the smallest liklihood of having a future impact for the Blazers. I could see him being the final piece in a deal with one of our veteran PGs being moved to get some help along the frontline.
What do you thnk? Will we ever see JF in a Blazer uni?