NBA Free Agency: Nene and Other Possible Signings for the Portland Trail Blazers

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NBA Free Agency: Nene and Other Possible Signings for the Portland Trail Blazers
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It's my favorite time of the year: The NBA Draft is right around the corner and free agency is about to begin. I'm just as excited as Ralphie when he is anticipating the Red Ryder BB Gun as a gift in the famous movie The Christmas Story.

Every year, there are many speculations regarding free agents and their possible destinations. So it's my turn to do that now on the options the Portland Trail Blazers should explore.

The Blazers' biggest needs center around the point guard position, along with frontcourt players.

Simply put, current point guard Andre Miller is getting old and is past his prime. He can still run around the court, but it is hard to envision him leading the Blazers to a championship. The back-ups are also iffy, as Patty Mills and Armon Johnson occupy those slots.

But the frontcourt is the biggest problem. Currently the Blazers have LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus Camby and Jarron Collins under contract for next season. Former No. 1-overall pick Greg Oden is set to become a free agent. Other than that, they really have nobody.

In order to win in the West, a team must have a good frontcourt. And if the Blazers want to win a championship now, they need to dig into their pocketbooks and find somebody.

There are quite a few players that should help the Blazers contend for the championship right now, and the front office needs to look into making some moves this offseason.

NOTE: I do realize that there is a very small possibility of the Blazers acquiring some of these players, but give me a break—this is all for fun. They should look into it, but the chances are slim to none.

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