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Why not rebuild now and trade Lamarcus Aldridge.

It looks like the most likely scenario for this offseason is that the blazers will somehow add a veteran center and maybe a rotation player on the wing. I'm not sure there's enough growth in our core group of guys to push us into contender status. I believe the only way to get there is through the draft.

I think the Cavs might be willing to give up Tristan Thompson and the #1 & #19 pick for Lamarcus Aldridge. You never get equal value trading star players, but I think this would be a better offer than what the Thunder got for Harden.

In this scenario I would add actually draft Ben McLemore @ #1 Zeller @ #10 and maybe Gobert if he's still available at @19.

I would then overpay Nikola Pecovic (4yrs 48mil) and hope Minnesota doesn't match or offer a 1 yr deal to a guy like Okafor or Brand.

Potential lineup

PG - Lillard - best available cheap backup free agent (Maynor, Harris, Collison, or Brooks)

SG - McLemore - Mathews

SF - Batum - vet wing

PF - Thompson - Zellar

C - Pecovic - Leonard - Gobert if he comes over

If we dont sign Pec then we could move Zellar to the 5 and resign Hickson to play the 4.

Not a bad group moving forward and we would likely have a very good chance to pick a franchise player in the loaded 2014 draft.

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