NBA Trade Rumors: 6 Shot-in-the-dark moves Blazers should pursue at NBA Draft

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NBA Trade Rumors: With the clock ticking on the Portland Trail Blazers’ front office, we explore six shot-in-the-dark trades they could explore.

Over the next week and a half, the Portland Trail Blazers will be under immense pressure to make a decision on their immediate future. Heading into the offseason, the overwhelming expectation is that the Blazers are either going to go all-in on trading for another star to play next to Damian Lillard or they’re going to finally pivot toward a rebuild, signaling a trade of their franchise cornerstone.

Assuming that is the case, it’s probably in the best interest of the team to make a decision soon. In a perfect world, the Blazers would have things figured out before the 2023 NBA Draft, in which the Blazers hold the No. 3 overall in.

The Portland Trail Blazers are still looking to make a big move

At least for now, the Blazers are still hoping to build around Lillard. But that could end up being easier said than done. And that could lead Portland to the path of a rebuild. Whether the NBA Draft ends up being a soft deadline or not for the Blazers to choose a path, there’s no question that the clock is ticking on the front office either way.

The Blazers need to make a decision sooner rather than later. Assuming they’re still looking to make a splash upgrade, we explore six shot-in-the-dark trade ideas they could explore heading into the NBA Draft.