Portland in talks for several moves with Clippers, Lakers
Despite their recent struggles, the Portland Trail Blazers do have some tradable assets. And it looks like the Blazers are ready to make some moves with both of the LA teams.
According to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, Portland is talking with the Clippers about a deal that would exchange Jamal Crawford for Eric Bledsoe and Ryan Gomes. The move would give LA another perimeter scoring option which they lost when Chauncey Billups went down for the season.
Berger also says that the Blazers are talking with the Lakers about a Raymond Felton for Steve Blake swap. LA would have to include another player in the deal to make the trade work financially. Felton has struggled this season but a change of scenery could help him. Plus, he is in the final year of his contract which makes this trade attractive for the Lakers who are is cost-cutting mode.
Crawford can opt out of his contract after this season and it is believed he would do just that if he remains in Portland.