The Blazers just traded 2 first round picks, Joel, Marks, and Dante, for a former all-star in Gerald Wallace. This trade increases the talent on the team, but creates more holes in the Roster that need to be filled.
As is here what the lineup looks like (Camby is still out.)
Aldridge - C
Batum - SF/PF
Wallace - PF/SF
Matthews - SG
Miller - PG
Now as a starting 5 this is pretty good, even when Camby comes back it will strengthen our front court and increase our talent on the bench. However our depth has been seriously compromised.
C/PF - Camby (may start when healthy)
PF - ????? Luke Babbitt. (hope not)
SF - Rudy (although a more natural SG)
SG - Roy (May play some spot PG minutes)
PG - Mills (may see minutes diminish more with Roy back)
So as we can tell backup PF/C is our weakest link even more than it was before. Also Backup PG isn't that strong (no disrespect to Patty)
Being that the Blazers now have 13 roster spots full instead of the 15 beforehand. The search continues for a Backup PF/C as well as a Backup PG.
The Blazers have 2 options to fill these needs.
1. Bring up D-league Players
2. Sign free agent veterans who will become bought out.
Because the players are looking to push through the playoffs it seems unlikely that they will bring in D-league players, unless they desperately want to save a little money.
It seems very likely the Blazers will look to sign two players who are going to be bought out in the future.
Here is the main names floating around that could potentially be bought out or waived. (in no particular order)
So who would you like to see the Blazers try and pickup if they are bought out?