The Portland Trail Blazers are now out of the NBA playoffs after Thursday’s 126-115 Game 6 loss to the Denver Nuggets, despite the extraordinary individual efforts of their superstar Damian Lillard.
It’s pretty clear Portland isn’t close to making a push for a championship, as this marks the fourth time in five years the team has bowed out in the first round of the postseason.
Thus, in order to keep Lillard, it’s vital to shake up the roster this offseason. The Blazers have especially struggled on defense, which has held them back from consistently advancing deep in the playoffs. Here are some rather drastic but necessary moves Portland should make to optimize its chances of capitalizing on Lillard’s prime.
Moves Trail Blazers should make to support Damian Lillard
Trade CJ McCollum for Khris Middleton