Following their acquisition of Larry Nance Jr., the Portland Trail Blazers have secured their deepest and most complete team since their Western Conference Finals appearance in 2017-2018, but they may still be a superstar away from true title contention.
Not only does the Nance trade make them a more well-rounded squad on the court, it also gives the team much more flexibility for future trades. If a similar situation arises in the upcoming 2021-2022 season, General Manager Neil Olshey and the Portland Trail Blazers brass should be ready with a desirable trade package. Here are the players most likely to grow tired of their tumultuous situations and demand a trade in 2021-2022.
Potentially disgruntled superstar the Portland Trail Blazers should monitor: Jaylen Brown
The Boston Celtics had a very interesting offseason in their own right, following an extremely disappointing gentleman’s sweep at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets.
Amidst a mini-implosion within the team and front office, Boston’s drama was buried under more pressing news such as Damian Lillard’s ambiguous threats.