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Lowe: Portland Interested in Wilson Chandler, Denver Holding Out for First Rounder

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As teams make transactions in the West, Portland is increasingly linked with players who can shore up positions.

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As Western Conference teams continue to make trades to improve (including Phoenix and Memphis today), Portland has been linked to players like Jermaine O'Neal, but have made no transactions. This afternoon, Grantland's Zach Lowe added the often-discussed Wilson Chandler to Portland's wish list:

At the moment, treat this as simply rumor, but Zach Lowe is an well-known NBA writer. It's very possible there's fire under this smoke.

Chandler plays the wing positions, and power forward in a small-ball lineup. He's averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. Those averages jump to 16.1 points and 6.7 rebounds on a per-36 basis, as per basketball-reference.

Chandler was scratched from the starting lineup tonight, creating a series of online murmurs, but he did have a minor incident in the previous game, and the absence may be legitimate.

Would you include a first-round pick for Wilson Chandler? Would it be this season's pick?

What players would you be willing to include in the transaction?

A hat tip to Thankyouforblaze, who posted it in the Fanshots!