i used the espn trade machine to make sure all the numbers work with these trades. I think i like them but only one can happen. which would make portland into a contendor faster?
The 1st is a 3 team trade with portland, new york, and new orleans. This would send chris paul to the blazers, emecka okafor and jarret jack to the knicks, and landry fields, chauncey billups, gerald wallace, armon johnson, and rudy fernandez to the hornets.
The 2nd is one that has been speculated on alot. It involves sending Steve nash and robin lopez to the blazers and nicolas batum, rudy fernandez, and andre miller to the phoenix suns.
The 3rd is a 3 team trade between the blazers, 76ers
, and the orlando magic. The magic would get gerald wallace, andre iguodala, and speights. the blazers would get dwight howard and jrue holiday and the 76ers would get jameer nelson, wesley matthews, rudy fernandez, and brandon bass.