http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...g-spots-for-memphis-grizzlies-star-marc-gasol Portland Trail Blazers Get: Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies Get: Jusuf Nurkic, Evan Turner, 2019 Second-Round Pick (via Minnesota Timberwolves or Los Angeles Lakers) How fun is this for the Blazers? As productive as he's been since coming over from the Denver Nuggets last year, Jusuf Nurkic isn't on Gasol's level as a defender, floor-spacer or playmaker. For a Portland team that depends entirely on C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard for scoring and facilitation, it's hard to overstate how much relief Gasol's ability to function as a hub would offer. Lillard and McCollum are both dynamite on the ball. You want them there as much as is reasonable. But Gasol's presence would weaponize both guards off the ball—which is only something that happens when the two play together. Now, the Blazers could rest Lillard or McCollum with the security of knowing Gasol, a proven fulcrum, could be out there to help. (starts whispering) Quietly, the Blazers' offense, ranked 22nd overall, kind of stinks this year. It needs a jolt, and Gasol's a proven electrifier on that end. The Grizz might balk at taking on Turner's money, but that's the cost of doing business when you're moving a (maybe) unhappy vet on a big contract. Nurkic gives Memphis a possible cornerstone if he re-signs—which the Grizz should do their homework on beforehand—and a thrown-in pick gets it done.