Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
I hope they do a S&T for Ridnour +pick.
Would be nice to free up an additional 4 mil in salary to see if they could swing Courtney Lee and Steisma by chance as well
Dream offseason, that team would make the playoffs
Just my impression, but I think Batum and Budinger are similar, if not redundant, players. Both hyper-athletic SFs who do little more than jack 3s. Batum is just 23 though and has all the ability in the world. His defense is wildly overrated though (some metrics have him as a negative contributor), as he's more of a flashy, weak-side shot blocking, lane-gambling defender.
I think a change of scenery may serve Batum well. Maybe Adelman could tap all that potential.
I'd really like the think the Blazers could get more than Ridnour and some mid-first picks though.