Freeman: Blazers Headed For Quiet Trade Deadline?

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Will the Portland Trail Blazers be busy in advance of the Feb. 20 trade deadline?

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian offers some thoughts on how busy the Portland Trail Blazers will be in advance of the Feb. 20 trade deadline.

The Blazers do not have any picks in the 2014 draft, they do not possess a trade exception and they do not have a Raef LaFrentz-like expiring contract.

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Will [Blazers GM Neil] Olshey snoop around? Absolutely. But unless he can land a player that is a no-brainer, unless he can acquire someone who would instantly make the Blazers a near-lock to advance past the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, don't expect a February addition. Could the Blazers use another rugged power forward/center on their bench? Sure. Would they like to add another wing to give them extra scoring punch on the second unit? Maybe. But this isn't fantasy basketball. The Blazers would have to give something up to get something back, and without draft picks, a trade exception or a big, expiring contract, that would require a virtual dollar-for-dollar deal.

The full piece, which includes a survey of the team at the midseason mark, is right here.

It's been an extremely quiet year for Blazers trade rumors, outside of some chatter linking the team to interest in Houston Rockets center Omer Asik that was later shot down.

Be sure to follow the new, official @Blazersedge Twitter feed right here.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com |Twitter

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