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NBA all the way
07-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Whiteside to Portland for Myers Leonard and Mo Harkless.

NBA all the way
07-01-2019, 01:52 PM
You can close this mods. Didn't see they were already discussing this trade in the free agent thread.

07-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Whiteside for Myers Leonard and Moe Harkless

07-01-2019, 01:55 PM
Sorry close this thread

07-01-2019, 02:05 PM
This means Kanter is gone, he was probably going to get more money than Portland could afford anyway.

07-01-2019, 02:19 PM
This means Kanter is gone, he was probably going to get more money than Portland could afford anyway.

Yes, he was already 100% gone since they don't have his Bird rights, and they don't have cap space. Could only use the taxpayer MLE ~$5.3M.

Dade County
07-01-2019, 08:34 PM
Happy for you Whiteside!

Whiteside will likely be the starter for the Blazers to begin the season. Jusuf Nurkic is still recovering from the gruesome leg injury he suffered near the end of the 2018-19 season against the Brooklyn Nets at home.

This past season in South Beach, Whiteside averaged 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. He recorded 36 double-doubles. The Blazers are hoping a change of scenery will be beneficial to Whiteside, who will make a whopping $27 million next season.

Whiteside won’t be getting double-teamed in Portland since Lillard and McCollum are elite 3-point shooters. If the big man can score and rebound for the Blazers at a high level, this could be a good move for Portland even though Whiteside is very mercurial.

The Blazers got swept by the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 Western Conference Finals. The franchise signed Lillard to a supermax extension on Sunday and traded Evan Turner to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore. GM Neil Olshey has been aggressive so far this summer.