Re: Would you include Jeff Green in a package deal for LaMarcus Aldridge ?
posted at 12/31/2013 4:42 PM EST
In response to Mployee8's comment:
In response to Eldunker's comment:
Aldridge isn't a true big man, He will play PF for Portland this year and is the foundation of the team. I don't think Portland will trade him, and if they did, it would take much, much more than Green to land him especially since Green doesn't appear to be an upgrade over Batum at SF.
Portland does have three true centers on the team in Lopez, Freeland and Leonard. I would not be surprised to see Portland trade either Leonard or Freeland (both at about $8M and 3 years), for a backup PF or backup SG.
They have a pretty strong team and deep bench:
Lillard / Mo Williams (solid)
Matthews / McCollum (Rookie 10th pick)
Batum / Wright (combined 25PPG)
Aldridge / Robinson (5th pick in 2012 draft)
Lopez / Freeland (20PPG/10RPG in D League) / Leonard (11th pick in 2012 draft)
Freeland or Leonard and Crabbe (6'6" SG) for Bradley or Crawford and 2 second round picks
They could use a veteran presence behind Aldridge ... Bass & one of our guards for Leonard would be nice!
i would do it....