5 Free Agents the Portland Trail Blazers Should Target This Offseason

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5 Free Agents the Portland Trail Blazers Should Target This Offseason

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The Portland Trail Blazers will not need a lot of offseason help, and that is because of the fantastic job done by Neil Olshey. He has set the Blazers up quite nicely for the next few years, and they should be a playoff team as long as Lamarcus Alrdidge and Damian Lillard are in town. Hope you agree with the choices, but my heart will not be br

5. Lance Stephenson

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5. Lance Stephenson

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He is a restricted free agent, but that does not mean that the Blazers can't throw a poison-pill contract at him. This would actually be more of a strategic move than anything else, but it still might be a good idea.

4. Dirk Nowitzki

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4. Dirk Nowitzki

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This is a sentimental pick, and it is probably not going to happen. I just have trouble watching my favorite German playing for a non-contender. I also hope that next time Mark Cuban goes the other way on his decision to pick a shark tank over Deron Williams.

3. Greg Monroe

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3. Greg Monroe

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This guy would be great with Aldridge, but the Blazers would probably not be able to clear enough cap room. I see Monroe staying in Detroit in the end, but for a lot of dough.

2. Andre Kirilenko

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2. Andre Kirilenko

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I just like picturing AK-47 in Portland, but he is probably nearing the end of his career. Maybe he could be a role player for this squad though, and help them in their goal of winning a title. His defense and rebounding have always impressed me, and it is one of the main reasons he has had such a long career.

1. Isaiah Thomas

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1. Isaiah Thomas

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Thomas has been surprisingly effective at stretches, and I think a change of scenery would do him a world of good. I love Boogie Cousins, but also have heard that he sometimes rubs teammates the wrong way. Maybe this is the solution.