Despite the flurry of high-profile movement throughout the NBA this offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers were content with smaller moves and staying the course. Among the most contentious moves was the loss of forward Ed Davis to the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year deal. Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report ranked the loss of Davis as the biggest mistake of the offseason for the Blazers.
His rationale boils down to the severe amount of displeasure shown by Portland stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum over the departure of Davis.
For the time being, the Blazers are inextricably tethered to the successes and failures of Lillard and McCollum. Even the tiniest shred of discontent is problematic, especially when that discontent may only be manifesting because the organization didn’t bring back a productive player.
In addition, the Trail Blazers did not bring in another player at that position, choosing to ride or die with the current crop of Meyers Leonard, Zach Collins, Caleb Swanigan, and Jusuf Nurkic.
You can read Fromal’s full list of offseason mistakes here.