Ronald Tillery: Griz issue qualifying offers to Arthur, Speights, making them RFA. Won't issue QO to Mayo or Hudson.
For those of you who think Eric Gordon would be a good target, keep in mind that Gordon will command a premium price tag on a restricted deal, which means Portland would be sitting on their hands waiting to hear if NOLA would match (they would).
OJ Mayo is now an unrestricted Free Agent and will undoubtedly look for a fresh start where he will be a better fit. I really think that could be Portland. He was a top 5 pick, one of the most highly touted players coming out of high school and college. He plays the two but can initiate the offense. He's a decent defender and a decent shooter, capable of creating for himself or others. He was misused in Memphis, and maybe that's due to his not coming in and starting right away. Maybe it's due to the lack of chemistry between he and Rudy Gay. Whatever the case may be, I think Portland has to at least perk their ears up at this.
I'm not convinced that Portland needs to target a SG, but Boston and the Lakers are interested in him. That by itself should tell you something.