The Portland Trail Blazers were one of the most talked-about teams leading up to the 2023 NBA trade deadline. How far would general manager Joe Cronin go to add pieces around Damian Lillard and make a playoff push? Or would his moves reveal a plan to kickstart a rebuild?
Despite some relatively massive rumors - acquiring one of Pascal Siakam or OG Anunoby from the Toronto Raptors, for instance - and some smaller ones, like dealing for Utah's Jarred Vanderbilt, Cronin ended up tip-toeing the line.
The Blazers sent out veterans Josh Hart and Gary Payton II and brought back Matisse Thybulle, Cam Reddish and Kevin Knox along with a Knicks' first-round pick that ended up becoming Kris Murray. The team got younger, but not dramatically better or worse.
Which Portland Trail Blazers are most likely to be dealt at this year's mid-season trade deadline?
After an offseason that saw more massive rumors actually come to fruition, Portland is set up with a roster full of youth and potential. There aren't any clear moves the Blazers need to make this year, but that doesn't mean it'll be crickets this February.
Here are the Trail Blazers who could be moved at this year's trade deadline, ranked from least likely to most likely.