Off-Season Scenario 1
Portland drafts Adam Morrison and Craig Smith.
Portland trades Steve Blake and 2nd Rounder to Houston for their first rounder, then takes Glen Davis.
Portland trades Travis, Theo, Darius and future pick(s) to Boston for Paul Pierce and Raef LaFrentz.
Portland signs Joel Pryzbilla to the MLE.
Portland signs Chucky Atkins to the Veteran's Exception.
Portland sign Jiri Welsch To the 1 Million Dollar Exception.
Portland waives Ha (how sad...).
Depth Chart Next Year:
PG: Telfair, Jack, Atkins
SG: Pierce, Webster, Dixon
SF: Kryhapa/Morrison, Morrison/Kryhapa, Welsch
PF: Randolph, Skinner, Davis/Smith
C: Joel, Raef, Davis/Smith
WHERE THIS LEAVES US:
This is probably one of the best ways the off-season could play out. We keep our young core, but rid ourselves of the designated headcase and bring in veteran leadership/talent that allows us to win now while still building for the future. This team figures to be offensively potent, and should hold it's own defensively. If the young big men progress to the point where Raef becomes expendable, I could see us trading him to a team like Memphis with a pick for Eddie Jone's expiring contract. The only downside to this lineup is that it assures us that we will not be under the salary cap for next offseason unless we make a subsequent trade like the aforementioned for Eddie Jones.