Blazers trade Malcolm Brogdon to the New York Knicks
This deal, or a similar iteration of it, just makes too much sense not to be the most likely outcome if Portland moves on from Brogdon.
A swap for Fournier is an easy salary match, and if the Blazers' combo guard really is worth a late first-round pick, a lottery-protected one in a potentially loaded 2025 draft class would work for Portland.
As the Knicks are getting someone who will play valuable playoff minutes while the Blazers get a washed-up two-guard who will serve as bench depth, at best, a future second-rounder serves as a sweetener.
Brogdon is a perfect fit for New York. He can play next to the smaller Jalen Brunson and defend the bigger guards Brunson can't while operating as a spot-up shooter, secondary ball handler or lead guard when Brunson sits.
Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau would immediately fall in love with Brogdon, an intelligent, selfless veteran with postseason experience.