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LakerFan4L1fe24
02-18-2009, 08:42 PM
Sources say Jefferson and Luke Ridnour likely are headed from Milwaukee to Portland for a package including Raef LaFrentz' expiring contract and Travis Outlaw, two components that were part of a proposed Nets deal.
http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/nets/archives/2009/02/rj_moving_the_f.html

Portland might be a contender now...

VCaintdead17
02-18-2009, 08:46 PM
Im surprised Ridnour is in this deal, I thought Hammond loved him. Also, if this trade does go down I think the spurs will make a move for Carter because of the Manu injury

still1ballin
02-18-2009, 08:48 PM
Portland is looking real good, if this trade is pulled off.

_Sn1P3r_
02-18-2009, 08:51 PM
I like it for the Bucks part that Ramon gets to show what he's got at PG full time. Also, Portland gets a nice veteran for that young team who in turn is a solid player in RJ.

Fireworld
02-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Portland should get HCA in the first round.

SF25
02-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Nope.


Chad Ford: Two days ago, it looked as though the Trail Blazers, armed with Raef LaFrentz's expiring contract, would make some noise at the trade deadline. However, as of Wednesday afternoon, it is still unclear what, if anything, the Blazers will do.

Sources say the Bobcats turned down a Blazers offer for Gerald Wallace on Wednesday afternoon. Sources also say the Vince Carter-to-Blazers talk has cooled considerably.

That means the most likely trade scenario for the Blazers would be a deal with Milwaukee for Richard Jefferson. The teams previously discussed swapping Jefferson and Luke Ridnour for LaFrentz and Travis Outlaw.

Although there was significant chatter around the league Wednesday afternoon that Portland was closing in on a deal for Jefferson, sources from both teams insist it isn't true. In fact, a Bucks source told ESPN.com that Milwaukee hasn't heard from the Blazers in a while.

Another source conceded Wednesday afternoon that there's a chance the Blazers might not do anything before the trade deadline. Instead, they would take the savings from LaFrentz's contract and try to make a deal in free agency during the summer. Although the Blazers won't be flush with cash, they should have somewhere between $7-9 million in cap room, depending on where the cap comes in.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=TradeTalkRoundup-090218

Unless we make a last minute deal this doesn't sound like it's going to happen if both the Blazers and Bucks said they haven't spoken about that deal in a while.

AWC713
02-18-2009, 08:57 PM
blazers get a good deal. RJ, when healthy, can contribute to a young team.

Kakaroach
02-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Not bad if it actually goes down. Milwaukee gets to replace RJ with Outlaw who is just as good and Sessions finally gets a chance to shine. Portland gets some winning experience with RJ and a solid prototypical PG in Ridnour.

ai3theanswer
02-18-2009, 10:55 PM
NOOOO!!!! Outlaw >>> RJ

JordansBulls
02-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Portland is looking real good, if this trade is pulled off.

Yeah, if they slipped to the 8th seed they could pull off an upset.

Roy
RJ
LA
Oden

what54!?
02-18-2009, 11:13 PM
why do teams keep helping portland out? Their already good enough stop making them better.

Kakaroach
02-18-2009, 11:17 PM
why do teams keep helping portland out? Their already good enough stop making them better. Memphis didn't help them out by playing Darius Miles lol.

TheChosenOne88
02-18-2009, 11:43 PM
Memphis didn't help them out by playing Darius Miles lol.

Yea but they didn't need to whine about it and threaten to sue teams if they signed Miles, they are still going to be under the cap and its not like they NEED to sign a big name free agent this summer or next.

Rique
02-18-2009, 11:45 PM
RJ is the opposite of Outlaw in the clutch

Kakaroach
02-18-2009, 11:45 PM
Yea but they didn't need to whine about it and threaten to sue teams if they signed Miles, they are still going to be under the cap and its not like they NEED to sign a big name free agent this summer or next. Thats true. They should just focus on making sure they can re-sign Roy, Aldridge, Oden, and Fernandez when their contracts expire.

mrblisterdundee
02-19-2009, 12:29 AM
I think Richard Jefferson is too much of an ego to really help Portland out. He'll mess the chemistry up, and he's a one-dimensional player.

lakersrock
02-19-2009, 12:42 AM
They're still so far away from LAL it doesn't even matter. As long as no Laker gets hurt, they have the wide open lane to the Finals. (That's assuming they keep playing hard on both ends.)

oldenpolynice
02-19-2009, 12:44 AM
http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/nets/archives/2009/02/rj_moving_the_f.html

Portland might be a contender now...

That would be a terrific trade for the Blazers if it goes through. If possible, they should throw Sergio Rodriguez into that deal. Otherwise what are they going to do when Steve Blake returns?

KIDDSNETS0324
02-19-2009, 09:23 AM
They're still so far away from LAL it doesn't even matter. As long as no Laker gets hurt, they have the wide open lane to the Finals. (That's assuming they keep playing hard on both ends.)

the lane aint that open, if it is at all...i believe the spurs can beat them in a 7 game series