How are the Blazers not getting any love here? I don't think they are the best but they are better than several teams listed.
Batum (only 23)
I'm a Portland fan, but I'd say Sacramento. They've got a lot of talented pieces, and they have enough depth at shooting guard and small forward to put together a good trade package.
DeMarcus Cousins will be one of the best power forward-center combos in the league, even if he's not the best role model. He's already tougher than Aldridge, in my opinion.
Isiah Thomas hasn't been doing so hot this season, but he showed us last year that he can be a good point guard. If that doesn't work, Aaron Brooks is a pretty good second option to start.
I bet most teams would love to have the dilemma of choosing to start Marcus Thornton or Tyreke Evans at shooting guard. The Kings had the trade assets to even take a run at James Harden.
James Johnson, Travis Outlaw, John Salmons and Tyler Honeycutt equal insane depth at small forward, although none of them are particularly good. Johnson or Honeycutt might turn out well. At the very least, a combination of those guys and Evans could make a good enough trade package for one of the NBA's marquee small forwards.
Jason Thompson is that unassuming, hard-working forward-center every team wants to have. Being that Thomas Robinson will eventually start for the Kings, Thompson would be my pick for sixth man.
It's the Twolves easily. Once healthy this team not only has the most young potential but could possibly be a top 4 seed.
Of course the Hornets, but I say Cleveland and Houston have a nice chance too