Portland Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers made some moves to bring in Robert Covington and Enes Kanter prior to the start of the season, as well as Norman Powell at the NBA trade deadline, but this team still seems like they are far off from being true threats in the Western Conference.
Damian Lillard is going to be a MVP candidate year-in and year-out and C.J. McCollum was having a borderline All-Star season before injuring his foot earlier in the year, but assuming they do not make it far in the postseason, where does Portland go from here?
Recently, rumors about the Knicks being interested in Damian Lillard have surfaced and New York is definitely not going to be the only team interested in the 6x All-Star guard. Portland will likely get several calls in the offseason about the availability of both Lillard and McCollum, which will force the Trail Blazers to make some huge decisions about their future.
Do they go and trade their top talents for future assets to try and build their team into a championship contender or do they keep both Dame and McCollum and try to bring in a third, All-Star level talent to try and win a title?
Portland’s championship chances are slim, especially with all of the talent in the Western Conference and while they have struggled defensively this year, they are still one of the better offensive teams in the league. Addressing their defense should be this team’s #1 priority in the offseason, but who knows what the Blazers have in store.