Portland Trail Blazers: One trade with every team in the Northwest Division

Damian Lillard, Luguentz Dort, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Damian Lillard, Luguentz Dort, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Damian Lillard, Eric Paschall, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors
Damian Lillard, Eric Paschall, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

4. The Portland Trail Blazers add wing depth from the Utah Jazz

Why the Blazers do it:

Every team needs two-way wings, but the Portland Trail Blazers especially do.

Eric Paschall has proven to be a solid defender, who can get his own offense on the other end. There’s a little to be desired from him as a shooter, but his abilities to get to the rim and score in the midrange are nothing to scoff at — and would be needed skills in Rip City.

Paschall would be good insurance in the case that Nassir Little doesn’t pan out the way that the Blazers are hoping. Without Little, Portland has a massive hole at the small forward position and would have to find creative ways to fill minutes using Norman Powell, Robert Covington, Tony Snell, and Larry Nance Jr., all of whom are best off playing other positions.

Paschall would give the Blazers a legitimate small forward off the bench, who can be relied on to contribute on both ends of the court.

Why the Jazz do it:

The Utah Jazz are teeming with depth and Paschall’s services would mostly be gravy in Utah.

Instead, they can load up on future assets to either build with or use in future moves. They also can take an extended look at Greg Brown and see if he has a future with the team.