2010 NBA Trade Deadline: Why the Portland Trailblazers Should Not Make a Move

Parker ForteContributor IFebruary 15, 2010

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Alright, I am here to tell all of you why the Portland Trailblazers should not make a move.

I am tired of reading about why they should make a move. If the Blazers decided to make a move right now, in my opinion, it would mess everything up.

With the return of Brandon Roy and Travis Outlaw, Portland will be in good shape.

Travis Outlaw is known as the Blazers fourth quarter man, as he has both the height to get down low and the clutch three-point shot in the corner. Couple that with the addition of Portland’s All-Star, Brandon Roy and the Blazers will increase their field-goal percentage. Not to mention, the team's chemistry will also be back to the way it has been for many years.

Although, Portland will still be lacking a center with Joel Pryzbilla and Greg Oden out for the remainder of the season, in my mind they can still contend in the Western Conference.

Everyone will get plenty of playing time and the team will be rested up after the All-Star Break. With a talented roster, there will be no wasted talent.

Here is who I believe will start for Portland after the break:

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·         Andre Miller

·         Brandon Roy

·         Nicolas Batum

·         LaMarcus Aldridge

·         Juwan Howard

Backing up the starters:

·         Steve Blake and Jerryd Bayless

·         Rudy Fernandez and Martell Webster

·         Martell Webster and Travis Outlaw

·         Dante Cunningham, Travis Outlaw and Jeff Pendergraph

·         Dante Cunningham, Jeff Pendergraph and LaMarcus Aldridge

If Portland ends up trading anyone besides Patty Mills, Pendergraph and Cunningham, the move would ruin the Blazers entire chemistry. The team as currently constructed all work very well together and have big hearts.

Fans need to realize that Portland is doing exceptionally well for all they have gone through. Next season, with a healthy Greg Oden and Joel Pryzbilla returning, the Blazers will be contending for the NBA title.

I am a diehard Blazer fan and I understand that this season the team will probably not reach the Championship. But, with a healthy roster, Portland should be in the lime light more than they already are. Blazer fans, please be patient.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section. I will clear up any misunderstandings you might have or something I might have left out.

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