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Portland's Team for next year?

With LaMarcus Aldridge we have a top 10 big in the NBA under contract and in his prime still improving. Looking to solve our Center problem we bring in Joel Freeland, a top 3 euro center hopefully that will translate into a top NBA center? Why Joel? Simple its time, we have a cap hold of almost a million dollars so when we signed Joel we save that much over say Spencer Hawes, and there is no chance to sign Hibbert (RFA). So with Freeland we get a player still unknown to most of us but should be of starting caliber. Versatility is the word in building a team, also still under contract is Kurt Thomas he is our teaching big his experence teaches our future players. We need 4 other bigs 1) A big banger Joel Prizbilla. 2) High Motor JJ Hickson. 3) Shooter Luke Babbit. 4) Draftee best available player. My rational for these names? Priz is a Trail Blazer is a big banger no back down guy who will translate into a teaching big when older and make Freeland better trying to be the starter. JJ worked well in the time we used him and is a very good fit backing up LMA or playing along side him. Luke is under contract and will drive other bigs nuts when they have to guard him deep. This leaves us signing the best available big to be for understudy. With Nico being RFA knowing we will match hopefully he is our last sign
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