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Best Free Agent Fit for Portland?

According to recent posts, there are at least four free agents the Blazers are trying to acquire. Jamal Crawford, Carl Landry, Reggie Williams, and Josh Howard. Here's a rundown of how I think the players would fit in if signed they signed with us.

Jamal Crawford: 31 years old, 200 lbs., 6'5'' Guard

A fair shooter, likes performing in the clutch, a little inflated ego, years to respect. This guy would bring immediate depth to Portland's roster, and would help fill the hole of players who can put the ball away with confidence in the 4th. His numbers are going down, but any shooters would help Portland. I think he wouldn't mind signing with us, but might bring us back to those days of having too many wings and too many players needing minutes to develop. He would be okay with coming off teh bench, but only as a sixth man, meaning Batum gets screwed in the face. To me, he's nice to look at on the roster but not a practical fit for the future.

Carl Landry: 28 years old, 248 lbs., 6'9'' Forward

Okay post player, excellent one on one defender, and in his prime. Landry also fill the bench, helping LA rest a little and maybe even play a little center. A little. He is undersized for a center and might not be able to do much against bigger, stronger centers. He would also be a fair starter for when Camby takes his mid-season injury break. In that case, I think LA would slide to C and Carl would take over at PF. Solid overall, I think this would be the hardest player to get, but also the best fit and option for the long term.

Those other guys: Veteran bench players, nothing special here. Look them up for more info.

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