Blazers were close to a Deal with Washington for Otto Porter

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    I question how "close" the Blazers really were. It might be that Chicago came in at the last minute with their offer. But if they were dangling that contract at the beginning, and the reports were the Bulls were shopping Parker hard, I can't see how Portland could have competed with that Chicago offer unless they were making Zach available and I don't believe Olshey would do that.

    my guess would be it was Mo + Meyers + 2019 first. Unless the Bulls didn't offer Portis till the end, Portland's offer was pretty weak in comparison
     
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    I think the most likely scenario is that Washington was stringing us along as a secondary option in case Chicago found a better return for Parker.
     
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    agreed...that's why I'm thinking this report of being "close" is spin. But I'm a cynical guy
     
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    I heard through the grapevine we were "close" to getting LMA back but we backed out last minute.
     
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    Or the more likely scenario is that both Chicago and Washington are stupid (they are). Reports out of Chicago were that they didn't want to take on long term money in a Parker trade. Who would've thought the Bulls would even be interested in Porter? That trade still doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    Anyone still on board with trying to get Porter? He's ridiculously overpaid, but that might be why Chicago might unload him for unequivalent talent. Bundle Ariza with...? Hood plus...? A re-signed Whiteside?
    I haven't watched him recently, but not so long ago he was an ideal complementary forward - could defend both forward spots and score when needed. Just the kind of hole in the roster we have.
     
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    I'd take him, it's a one year rental anyway, if he plays well, good for us, if not, we can trade him for a guy like Griffin
     
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    I believe he was hurt almost all year.
     
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    without disclosing who we were to be giving up, impossible to gauge.
     
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    I like Porter but he's no stopper. He's an offensive talent for sure.
     

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