As the Blazers look forward to the 2009 Free Agency with the hopes of finding a long term solution at SF, the class has rapidly gone from bleak to deep. Two months ago, Lamar Odom looked like the only legitimate UFA at SF. Since that time, Ron Artest decided against opting out of his contract which will make him a free agent next season. Additionally, it now looks like both Josh Smith and Luol Deng will end up accepting their qualifying offer and becoming unrestricted free agents in 2009. Look at the Blazers options now:

Unrestricted Free Agents:
Josh Smith
Luol Deng
Ron Artest
Lamar Odom

Restricted Free Agents:
Danny Granger
Marvin Williams
Martell Webster (worst case scenario... we match an offer for him)

If Kevin Pritchard can acquire any of the three young studs (Josh Smith, Danny Granger, Luol Deng) the other 29 teams shouldn't even bother showing up anytime in the next decade. The talent difference between the Blazers and the second best team would be staggering.

PG: Bayless/Blake
SG: Roy/Fernandez
SF: Josh Smith/Outlaw
PF: Aldridge/Frye
C: Oden/Pryzbilla