Brook Lopez had 6 threes and 8 blocks against the Bucks.

 

With the trade deadline just around the corner teams are shopping players and looking for deals that will either set them up for the playoffs or help them rebuild their franchise.

 

A trade rumor I’ve heard circulate involves the abysmal Brooklyn Nets and the Portland Trailblazers who see themselves on the outside looking in.

 

Brooklyn is dead last in the league, but they don’t own their draft pick, that goes to the Celtics (who are in the 2nd seed in the East!). In fact Brooklyn doesn’t own their pick in 2018 either, leaving them the worst team in the league with no means of improving. They need to trade away anyone on their roster with trade value and stock up with any draft picks they can get their hands on. The Nets have 3 players with trade value: Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin and Bojan Bogdanović.

 

Portland has 3 first round picks and a need for talent, specifically at the 5 spot. Brook Lopez can stretch the floor, score down low, and is a good rim protector. On top of all that he is a true professional, despite being on a horrendous squad he has kept quiet and just played every night, putting up great numbers. He’s not the most athletic big man but that shouldn’t be a problem for Portland’s offense.

 

Portland offers Brooklyn a draft pick, maybe two, include Meyers Leonard and Festus Ezili in return for Brook Lopez.

 

Both teams walk away from this as winners. Portland gets a true starting center, who can fill the void Aldridge left, and Brooklyn gets some younger assets and two first rounders in a talent heavy draft.

Fans of both teams should cross their fingers and hope these rumors end up being more than just that.

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