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Former Trail Blazers Hot on the NBA Free Agency Market

A couple of former Blazers are making news at the advent of Free Agency, 2018.

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The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be relatively quiet as NBA Free Agency, 2018 commences, but former Blazers players are already making a small splash on the market. The hottest name among them is Will Barton. The super-reserve for the Denver Nuggets (acquired from Portland along with a first-round draft pick for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee) is said to be a hot target for his incumbent team and the Indiana Pacers. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has the details.

Marc Stein of ESPN makes clear that Barton isn’t the only Denver Nuggets player, or former Blazer, in transition.

No current Trail Blazers have been mentioned today in trade or signing rumors. The Blazers extended a qualifying offer to center Jusuf Nurkic earlier this week, declining to do the same for guards Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton.

Read more about Barton and free agency around the NBA in our open thread.