Originally Posted by Ball Don't Lie
He's an underrated player, but this should give them more incentive to bite the bullet and trade a 1st for Hawes. He's the perfect fit there off of the bench. All Portland would need to do after that is try and trade for a decent 3+D SF off of the bench since Wright hasn't worked out, and they'd be a true contender this year.
They definitely to look at picking up a 1st big off the bench. Are there any vets out there in semi-retired mode or overseas that they could sign?
Would Phili do a first for Hawes? The way Portland is headed, wouldn't the first rounder be a 25th overall?