Portland trying to make moves for draft
“We’re looking at trying to move up with our first pick,” says Mike Born, Portland’s director of NBA scouting. “We’re trying to have an early second-round pick, maybe even have another late second-round pick.
“If we find a guy we like, we’ll try to put ourselves in position to get him.”
That’s exactly what the Blazers have done with the draft since Pritchard has run the show. Last year, the Blazers were holding the 24th pick in the first round until two days before the draft, when they sent that pick and a pair of second-round choices to Dallas for No. 22.
Disgruntled Portland player, Rudy Fernandez for S&T Jordan Farmar & our 2 second round picks.
I would love to just ship Sasha off for Fernandez, but Fernandez's contract is dirt cheap (1.2 mil next season) so the salaries wouldn't match.