While they have faced a ton of adversity with injuries this season, the Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the most slept on teams this season. They currently find themselves as the 6-seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, but no team is going to want to play the Blazers come time for the NBA playoffs because of how good of an offensive team they are.
They are not only one of the top scoring teams in the league, but Damian Lillard has continued to be sensational this year and deserves to be in the MVP conversation. When both C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic went down with injuries, Damian Lillard continued to elevate his play and carry the Blazers to having one of the better records in the Western Conference.
Now, Portland has both Nurkic and McCollum back and are ready to make some noise. This team has won six of their last nine games and with one of the top backcourts in the league, they have a chance to possibly pull off a couple of upsets in the playoffs this season.
However, this team likely will fall short of reaching the NBA Finals, bringing them back to the drawing board in the offseason on how to finally contend for a championship in the Western Conference.
Enes Kanter is set to become a free agent and Jusuf Nurkic will be in the final year of his deal, which is why the Blazers could look to add one of the best and undervalued frontcourt players in the league to their roster.
Myles Turner has seen his name in a ton of trade rumors over the months and in Portland, could be the final piece they need to finally be one of the teams to beat in this league. Let’s take a look at how the Blazers could possibly get this deal done.