This is what the Blazers have to work with that could help them acquire additional pieces. Trade Exception (Tim Quarterman, expiring 6/28/18) — $543,471 Trade Exception (Allen Crabbe, expiring 7/25/18) — $12,969,502 Trade Exception (Noah Vonleh, expiring 2/8/19) — $3,505,233 I'll ignore Quarterman's for now and focus on the other two. Here is where I think Portland has the ability to add someone that will impact them fairly significantly. Then the issue is being over the Luxury Tax and the implications that brings. However, if they want until after July 1, I believe they would use the Allen Crabbe TPE for example and then have until the end of the year to make moves to try and get back under the cap. Of course that means some unbalanced trades or someone taking on a contract for no salary coming back which means Portland probably has to throw in a Draft pick of some kind. (Someone please clarify if that isn't quite correct) The Blazers also have the Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $5,291,918 which is lower than the Regular Mid-Level exception. Unfortunately, so many other teams will have the full MLE, Portland will be at the end of the line in terms of FA's unless someone really wants to play with Dame on a discount. Neil has his work cut out for himself after all the money that was spend on contracts that haven't been very productive.