Trail Blazers get: Pau Gasol and Steve Blake
Lakers get: Nicolas Batum, Raymond Felton and No. 6 pick
The Trail Blazers have the No. 6 and the No. 11 overall pick in this year's draft and can afford to give up one of them in order to land a proven big man like Gasol.
They also have back-to-back picks in the second round, which will help them build their young franchise around dominating power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
Two dominant big men under the basket would be something Portland benefits from, especially being in the same division as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
There have been rumors the Blazers are looking to ship Raymond Felton out of town as well. Talks have continued since they failed to deal him at the deadline.
During his 54-game stint in New York last season, Felton averaged 17 points and nine assists per game. They were his best stats since he was drafted fifth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005.
Felton certainly hasn't lived up to expectations, but hasn't played for a winning team either.
The Lakers could use him because Steve Blake has struggled ever since he came to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles has nowhere to go but up at the point guard position.
In order for the Lakers to become front runners for the NBA championship, their bench must improve drastically.
L.A. had the worst bench scoring in the league last season averaging 20.5 points per game.
Nicolas Batum would provide efficient scoring coming off the bench if the Lakers were to acquire him as part of the deal.
Batum averaged nearly 14 points per game last season and his numbers have improved every year since he came into the league as a first rounder in 2008.
With the No. 6 pick, the Lakers have the advantage of taking the best big men on the board.
John Henson would still be available at No. 6 if L.A. wanted to replace Gasol with a young, promising power forward.
Damian Lillard would also be available if they wanted to groom a franchise point guard from the very beginning.
With four picks in this year's draft, expect Portland to deal at least one of them.