https://articles.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2018/01/julius_randle_trail_blazers_trade.amp The Portland Trail Blazers are hanging around playoff contention in the NBA's Western Conference, currently in fifth place ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline. And as the deadline approaches, the Blazers may be looking to tweak their front court, and the Los Angeles Lakers have made no secret they are shopping forward Julius Randle . Randle , 23, has played mostly in a reserve role this season as coach Luke Walton has gone with Kyle Kuzma or Larry Nance Jr . at power forward. But in recent starts, the former first-round pick (No. 7 overall) out of Kentucky was was averaging 16.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. And he'll be a restricted free agent at the end of this season. He might be a solid option for the Blazers, who are dealing with a struggling Jusuf Nurkic and waiting for more from Zach Collins , who has been averaging 5.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and shown flashes of brilliance in just 18.7 minutes per game since working into the regular rotation on Dec. 19. Would Randle and Collins make a good front court of the future in Portland? What do you think? Should the Blazers trade for Julius Randle?