3 Veteran free agents that would help Blazers return to playoff contention

Portland needs to target these veterans in free agency to help steer them in the right direction.
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3. Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie is another promising player whose career has taken a different turn lately. Injuries have hampered his productivity, although 'The Mayor' has been slowly showing signs of progress in recovering from them. With the Los Angeles Lakers, Dinwiddie showed he's still capable of being a playmaker and initiating the offense. He's a well-rounded guard who can excel in various aspects if given enough opportunity. Dinwiddie's potential role with the Blazers depends on what they ultimately decide to do with their guards and if Anfernee Simons and Malcolm Brogdon are still on their roster next season.

Other names available in free agency that could make sense for the Blazers, such as Malik Monk or De'Anthony Melton, are also available. However, the possibility of signing these players depends on their price tag. Seeing that the Trail Blazers are close to the luxury tax line, offers may not be attractive enough to acquire that type of player. Much of the Blazers' budget is tied to four players - Jerami Grant, Deandre Ayton, Brogdon, and Simons - which is one of the reasons Portland can only do so much as far as improving its roster. Unless they plan to trade some of their high-salaried players, the Trail Blazers' free agency options are somewhat limited.