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Quinn’s Bold Prediction Tabs Blazers as a Candidate to Trade Up

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CBS Sports NBA contributor Sam Quinn listed the Trail Blazers as a team that is poised to make a move on draft night.

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Rumors and speculation are swirling as the 2020 NBA Draft approaches. Inside a list of 30 bold prediction for the upcoming offseason, CBS Sports NBA contributor Sam Quinn mentioned the Trail Blazers as a team that is positioned to move up on draft night.

Quinn explained that Portland could get in the running for Florida State forward Devin Vassell.

The Blazers have a glut of guards with Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons stuck behind Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. What they need is a two-way small forward, and this draft has several. Vassell is the easiest to plug-and-play for a Portland team with immediate ambitions, so expect him to be a consolidation target. Imagine, for instance, a deal that send Simons, the No. 16 overall pick and a future pick to the Detroit Pistons for No. 7. Detroit is in asset accumulation mode, and can afford to move down. The Blazers need specific pieces, and Vassell easily fits that bill.

Vassell, who will be featured in a Blazer’s Edge draft profile in the week ahead, averaged 12.7 points per game during his sophomore season. You can read the full list from Quinn at CBS Sports.