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Quick: Blazers “Looking to Trade 20 and 26”

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“The Blazers, right now, are trying to shed salary. I think that’s going to be Goal No. 1 going through the draft.”

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Jason Quick of CSN NW joined Dusty Harrah and Cam Cleeland on Dusty and Cam in the Morning to discuss the Portland Trail BlazersNBA Draft plans on Tuesday. The team possesses three first-round picks in the upcoming draft. After suggesting that the Blazers were underwhelmed by their highly anticipated final pre-draft workout on Monday, Quick revealed some insider info:

I’ve talked to some agents; the word is—coming out of Portland—is that Portland wants to keep No. 15 but they’re looking to trade 20 and 26. The Blazers, right now, are trying to shed salary. I think that’s going to be Goal No. 1 going through the draft. They’re trying to execute some trades where they can unload some salaries and get a little more flexibility, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see them package 20 and 26 maybe for some future draft pick, something along those lines, but I think they’re pretty intent on keeping No. 15.

After last summer’s free agency spending spree, the Trail Blazers’ roster is positively bloated with players that the team may consider trading—so much so that Quick says “You can throw a dart at the Blazers’ roster and land on someone who they would probably want to unload their salary,” specifically naming Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, and Evan Turner, who are all under contract through 2020 for a combined $140+ million.

Because of its long list of assets—some more appealing than other—Portland is a candidate to facilitate other trades as a third party, which Quick discusses in the full radio segment, here. Expect the team to actively pursue a trade, or trades, between now and Thursday night.