To be honest, almost everybody on our current roster could be traded for the right price (package of players and picks). Of course, there are exceptions to that.
When I say “untouchable,” I mean “untradeable.” I’m talking about players who we would not trade, no matter what.
To be honest, I only have two untouchable players: Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum. Before you criticize me for not putting more players in that list, let me explain.
I didn’t put All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge on that list for one reason. If the rumors are that he wants out, we should let him go. I wouldn’t think that move comes this summer, but if he really does want out, I say we let him go next summer. At that point, he’ll have the leverage over Blazers management, with just one year left on his contract.
I also didn’t put fan-favorite Wesley Matthews on that list for a reason. To be honest, I am one of those fans that LOVES Matthews. I like his demeanor, work ethic, and the fact that he can play through pain when needed. However, I think if we can get a player or package of players that makes the team better, then we should take the deal.
Everybody else on our roster would probably be a bench player (second-string player) on most other NBA rosters.
If you were GM Neil Olshey, who would your untouchable players would be? Let me know in the comments below!!