Ranking every Trail Blazers player by trade likelihood

Malcolm Brogdon (left), Jerami Grant; Portland Trail Blazers
Malcolm Brogdon (left), Jerami Grant; Portland Trail Blazers / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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Toumani Camara

It's impossible to know until all the picks are conveyed, but Toumani Camara looks like the most valuable piece of the Lillard trade. The 52nd pick in last June's draft has carved out a starting role in the first quarter of his rookie season, replacing a five-year pro and one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA in Matisse Thybulle.

Camara's stats won't wow anyone - 7.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game with 42/30/67 shooting splits - but he impacts the game with effort, intelligence and the savvy of a more seasoned player. The fact that he's under team control for three more years and is only owed $2.4 million in 2026-27 makes him even more valuable.

Anfernee Simons

As the Blazers' No. 1 offensive option, Anfernee Simons is more valuable on the floor than Camara. The 24-year-old's contract is team-friendly but still much larger than any of the three players above, and he'll be due a significant raise in 2026. Still, Simons recently returned from a six-week thumb injury and started scoring like he never left.

Since re-entering the lineup on Dec. 6, Ant is averaging 28.3 points per game - 12th-best in the league - and is hitting nearly 38 percent from three on 9.3 attempts per game.

More critically, as the Blazers' new starting point guard, he's dishing out a career-high 5.9 assists per game.