NBA Trade Rumors: Are the Portland Trail Blazers Buyers or Sellers?

March 5th, 2012 by Jonathan Dalton Leave a reply »
The Portland Trail Blazers are 2.5 games out of a playoff spot in the Western conference and have not played well since the All-Star Game, losing all three games by a combined 35 points. 

The Trail Blazers started the season strong going 7-2, but are now 18-19 after 17 of their last 28 games. 

Portland hosts the last place New Orleans Hornets tonight before heading out on a seven-game road trip.  Portland has not played well on the road this season, going 5-12. 

The NBA trade deadline is a week from Thursday, a day the Blazers have been active the past two years.  Marcus Camby was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers in 2010 and a year later Portland traded for Charlotte forward Gerald Wallace. 

Nearly everyone on Portland’s roster has been inconsistent this season.  If the Trail Blazers have any chance of moving into a playoff spot, they are due for a shakeup of their roster.   

Backup point guard Raymond Felton and Camby both have contracts that expire at the end of the season and would be attractive to teams looking to bolster either their front or backcourt.  Al ...

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