With reports of Dame approaching the owners asking for help via trade, and Portland being just average enough to possibly secure the 8 seed like always, its time for the franchise to go all in. It is no secret they don’t have the weapons or depth to even think about a playoff run right now. We know it as fans, they know it as players, and as a franchise. Its why Lillard is pleading to the owners to pick up another superstar. He is in the last of his prime years and will probably begin to decline in the next few seasons. C.J. McCollum is also in his prime and makes for a very interesting trade asset if a blockbuster is in the works.
A scary scenario to consider is that Portland cashes in on McCollum while he is at his peak as a trade asset and grab not 1, but 2 all stars to join Dame. This would allow the franchise to make a strong playoff push in the stacked western conference. The possibilities would literally be endless if the Trail Blazers did decide to move C.J. Every single team in the league would have to at least consider trying to add the sharp shooting 2 way guard. Portland could make a very intriguing 3 team offer for the 2 hottest commodities on the trading block (DeAndre Jordan and Kawhi Leonard). In the following deal all teams would benefit without a doubt
Portland receives: Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, DeAndre Jordan, Louis Williams
San Antonio receives: CJ McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, future first round and second round pick
Clippers receive: Jusuf Nurkic, Zach Collins, Mo Harkless, Evan Turner