On this episode of The Breakdown, Danny Marang looks at five free agent bigs that the Portland Trail Blazers could target in the offseason. Regardless of the Blazers’ current backcourt concerns, they need to find a backup for Jusuf Nurkic. Addressing the backup pivot spot is an even bigger priority after Zach Collins’ recent injury set back and Enes Kanter’s subpar playoff performance against the Denver Nuggets.
With multiple options available, the Blazers could focus on defensive-first bigs, offensive minded operators or somewhere in the middle. On paper, they can explore each option without having to break the bank.
Which way the Blazers go will likely be influenced by new Coach Chauncey Billups. Will he follow Ty Lue’s blueprint or will he rely on Neil Olshey to fill out the roster? Nerlens Noel, Cody Zeller, Dewayne Dedmon are just a few of the options that are available.
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