This is a good question that the Blazers should've asked when doing that stupid Clippers trade. I'd say if Blazers get salary space soon they should use it to take on bad contacts and get picks or something. Or sign vets to max 1 year contracts and flip at the deadline. Target a vet that's a rotational player but would be overpaid on a max, overpaying for one year is fine. Once Scoot Sharpe etc team compete for payoff spots we should transition to acquiring players to win. Pacers acquiring Bruce Brown is an example.