3. Portland Trail Blazers
With the reshuffling of the league and most teams only having two all-star players, the Portland Trail Blazers were viewed as a team that could make some noise and finally get over that playoff hump that has stopped them the last several seasons.
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However, thus far this season the Blazers have been one of the more disappointing teams in the entire league, currently 11th in the Western Conference with a 10-15 record. The Blazers are talented enough to make the playoffs and make some noise, so they should be buyers at the deadline.
Redick is a good fit for the team as it gives the Blazers backcourt depth that they currently do not have. Right now, Anfernee Simons is the only real depth option in the backcourt and while the young player is talented, he is not someone who you want to be your only bench option.
Acquiring Redick would be a huge addition and give the Blazers a fantastic sixth-man. Then, Redick could be the secondary scorer that is on the court, making it easier to stagger minutes with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. When one of them is out Redick is in to be the off-ball scorer.
The important part of this is finding a trade that actually works and the Pelicans can pull one off with Portland. New Orleans would have to take on the contract of Kent Bazemore, which is fine, but this means they would have to send another contract in return, the contract we picked being E’twuan Moore.
Moore is talented but is on an expiring deal and Bazemore can fill in where Moore was in the rotation when he was even in the rotation as he has not played in nine games this season.
Of course, the New Orleans Pelicans also need a draft pick in return and they can receive a top-10 protected first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft with the protections in place just in case the Blazers cannot turn things around.