"There are more attractive places," Stoudamire said. "When you look at Portland. I spent a lot of time in Memphis as a player and a coach. I look at those two places, they have to utilize the trade better than anybody. I said something the other day, with that trade has to be a risk. The biggest robbery of a trade that nobody ever says is when I was at Memphis as a coach we traded Quentin Richardson for Zach Randolph. Why? Because nobody wanted him. You take that chance. Zach had a year left on that deal, and you take that chance. "You've got to utilize the trade because going out and trying to sign guys, there's always better options in those guy's eyes. If you haven't lived here, if you haven't been around here, (the scenery) isn't what you enjoy, it's not going to be attractive to guys coming from out of town. Even when I played, all guys do is complain about coming to Portland... to the outside, perception turns into reality."