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The Available Players Project

To hone and improve the overall quality of trade suggestions here, I'd like to start a little collaborative project where we start threads for each other NBA team, with the following information:

Competitive Phase: Teams are generally in one of a few phases; such as "Rebuilding"; "Win Now"; "Blow It Up"; "Championship Contender", etc. that will frame how they view potential trades. Teams in Win-Now mode are more likely to trade young prospects whose current role is limited and they're unlikely to accept draft picks in return.

Current Needs: Teams need certain types of assets, some need a shot creator, others need defenders, others need cap relief, young players, veterans, and what have you. Some teams have relatively low needs [like the Blazers, arguably all they need are defenders and draft picks] while teams in Blow-It-Up mode are likely to have needs at every conceivable position, or desire to stockpile assets and figure out how to flip them all later.

Available Assets: These are existing draft picks, trade exceptions, and players that can be available in trade. It may be helpful to indicate why a player is available [bad contract, not playing enough, bad team fit, etc] when it's not exactly in-line with a teams competitive phase (Asik is a great example. Team is in win-now mode and under normal circumstances would never trade an excellent defensive center on a semi-reasonable contract).

Once we have a good number of threads going for each team, it may be easier to see the path to whatever trade you want, especially when you start matching up Current Needs and Available Assets around the league in order to fit the Blazers into a 3+ team trade

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