Blazers point guard Nolan Smith will not be rejoining the Blazers next season. That's not exactly out of left field, but it matters. The less money Portland spends on superfluous players the more space they'll have to sign useful ones. It's difficult to be an extraneous expense on a team that needs every able body they can find, and I feel badly for him, but the Blazers are just going in a new direction. He may have a tough time finding a new home.