This Blazers-Hawks Trade Sends Clint Capela To Portland

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The Portland Trail Blazers are going to look to make some big splashes this NBA offseason. They cleared a ton of cap space ahead of the trade deadline, opening up the possibility to be buyers this offseason.

The plan in Portland, right now, is to rebuild the team around Damian Lillard. Blowing up the roster is something people thought the Trail Blazers should have done for a while, but Niel Olshey was hesitant.

With him removed from his position after an investigation into the workplace environment, Joe Cronin took over and started that process.

CJ McCollum was traded, breaking up the long-time backcourt the Trail Blazers had hoped would bring them to the promised land. They also unloaded Norman Powell, who just re-signed in Portland last offseason, Robert Covington, and Larry Nance Jr.

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Portland could now have upwards of $70 million to spend this offseason with the moves they made. It is virtually a clean slate as they have some draft capital to upgrade the roster with as well. Almost the entire roster outside of the backcourt, where Lillard and Anfernee Simons will run the show, will need upgrading.

But, arguably the position in need of help the most is the center spot. Could Clint Capela of the Atlanta Hawks be a suitable replacement given how barren the position is heading into the offseason?

Let’s take a look at this hypothetical trade between the Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks that lands Clint Capela in the greater northwest.

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