After starting the season with an impressive 7-2 record and people around the league talking about them as a championship contender, the Portland Trail Blazers have suddenly fallen into mediocrity.
Their record right now is 18-19 ahead of a home game against the Hornets, followed by a seven-game, two-week road trip. Their record after the road trip, the way they're playing, will probably land them in the 11th spot in the Western Conference.
All of this losing naturally leads to trade speculation, especially for a talented team like the Blazers, who are built to win right now. In this slideshow, I will update all of you on all of the latest trade rumors regarding the Blazers.
When he came to Portland, Nate McMillan hoped his jersey would be hanging in the rafters one day with Brandon Roy's. However, all the losing has led to Jamal Crawford being nothing more than trade bait.
His scoring and clutch ability is enticing to many contenders, as well as his cheap contract of $5 million this year with a player option next year.
I'm not sure why the Raptors, Kings and Bucks are interested in him as all of them are enduring worse losing seasons than the Blazers and Crawford isn't exactly a player for a rebuilding project.
The most likely destinations for him are either the Clippers or the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves could offer Luke Ridnour, a sharpshooting point guard, for Crawford while the Clippers could offer Eric Bledsoe, a promising young point guard that the Blazers could start and develop.
Both options look pretty good the way the point guard position has been this season for the Blazers. Their other option is to let Crawford's contract run out and have some cap space.
The most criticized Blazer this year, Raymond Felton, who most Blazer fans call fat and out of shape, is actually tradeable because of his expiring contract.
The team that has shown most interest for him are the Lakers, who are one of the few teams in the league with a worse point guard situation than the Blazers.
The Blazers and Lakers, according to CSN, have talked about exchanging Raymond Felton for Steve Blake.
This doesn't look like a great trade for Portland, but seeing as Felton's going through the worst season of his career and just lost his starting job, it could be done pretty quickly if the Lakers throw in a first-round pick in an upcoming deep draft class.
Gerald Wallace has been the most inconsistent Blazer this year, with All-Star performances one night, followed by a lackluster one the next night.
He's averaging pretty low stats for his standard, but is still very much movable. The most talked about trade for him at the start of the season was to the Orlando Magic with Brook Lopez, Dwight Howard going to the Nets and at least two first-round picks coming to Portland.
That trade didn't go through, but the Blazers should hope that talks come up again, as Wallace will probably leave the team in the offseason. To get two first-round picks for his expiring contract would be great for Portland as they can get some young contributors on the team.