Off-Season Scenario 3
In a draft day trade, Portland trades Steve Blake to the Los Angeles Lakers for Von Wafer and the Laker's first round pick in 2007.
In the draft, Portland takes Adam Morrison with our first rounder, Craig Smith with Detroit's pick and Justin Williams with our second rounder.
Portland trades Zach Randolph, Outlaw and Dixon to the Pacers for Jermaine O'Neil.
Portland trades Darius Miles, Brian Skinner and Theo Ratliff to New York for Jalen Rose and Maurice Taylor.
Portland buys out Maurice Taylor.
Portland re-signs Joel Pryzbilla to the Early Bird Exception.
Portland waives Ha.
Portland signs Reggie Evans to the Mid Level Exception.
Portland signs Penny Hardaway to the Veteran's Exception.
Portland signs Stacey Augmon to the Lower Level Exception.
Portland signs Ervin Johnson to the NBA Minimum.
PG: Telfair, Jack, Hardaway
SG: Webster, Augmon, Wafer
SF: Kryhapa, Morrison, Rose
PF: O'Neil, Evans, Smith
C: Pryzbilla, Williams, Johnson
WHERE THIS LEAVES US:
Going into next year, we would have deep, solid rotations at every postion. And we would have Jermaine O'Neil-enough said about that. The young guys, Pryz and Jermaine would get most of the minutes, but there is enough veteran depth to help when needed. We add two monster rebounders in Evans and Smith to aid our woes in that area, and toughen up defensively with O'Neil, Evans, Augmon, Rose and Hardaway. Williams takes the role of shot-blocker, and should perform very well. Perimeter shooting and the offense in general is bolstered with Morrison and the continued development of Martell Webster, Sebastian Telfair and a 100% healthy Jarret Jack. Most importantly, this offseason scenario brings in several classy veteran guys (Hardaway, Augmon, Johnson) who play the right way with grit, defense and hustle, know what it takes to win, set good examples and are good locker room presences. This move also leaves us with roughly 7 million dollars in cap room for next off-season.