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How Much Better Did the Trail Blazers Get at the Trade Deadline?

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Weigh in. Did the Blazers improve any? If so, how much?

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Deadline Week, 2019 has come to a close. After being linked with several key players, the Portland Trail Blazers made two actual moves. With 48 hours to reflect and one great Rodney Hood performance under their belts, how much better would you say the Blazers got, if at all?

Here is the summary of the trades.

The Blazers lost:

Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin IV, Caleb Swanigan, and second-round picks in 2021 and 2023.

The Blazers welcomed:

Rodney Hood and Skal Labissiere

Here are the options:

  • The Blazers got markedly worse, losing important assets for no gain.
  • The Blazers got slightly worse, giving up a bit more than they got.
  • The Blazers are no better or worse...this is just shuffling places at the same table.
  • The Blazers got slightly better, adding talent without incurring expense.
  • The Blazers got markedly better, pushing themselves to the next level and/or ensuring a brighter future.

Where along the spectrum do you fall and why? As we close the door on trade season and head into the All-Star game, let us know your final analysis of Portland’s mid-season moves.