Fast forward a few years ahead. The Portland Trail Blazers have won a World Title. Yes, they're NBA champions. If this did happen, which I hope it does in the near future, which players from our current group would be on that team and who wouldn't? Lets play a little survivor to find out.
We can assume Maynor, Hickson, Jefferies, Pavlovic, and Babbit, and Nolan Smith are already gone, as they will likely leave this offseason. With that, here's my list of who will stay on the team and who will go.
Will be on championship roster: Lillard, Batum, Claver, Barton, Leanard. The reason for this is that these are our youngest, most promising guys. I see them filling their potential as our stars and role players. Of course, this leaves holes in the roster, which is where the rest of the guys went. Olshey seems like the type of GM who only makes little moves or blockbuster trades. Trading LA and Wes for a young superstar seems like the type of move he would make, and trading away Williams and/or Freeland in a Maynor type move would give us a near complete roster with a Big 3.
So that's who I think will stay to win it all for us. Who do you think from this roster will still be here when we win a ring, if anyone?