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Blazers & Pacers Swap Lottery Picks

Posted by r1zzo23 on June 26, 2008

The first trade of the draft involves the Blazers… Who would have thought? The details of the draft go a little something like this:

Portland gets:

  • Jerryd Bayless
  • Ike Diogu

Indiana gets:

  • Brandon Rush
  • Jarrett Jack
  • Josh McRoberts

I like this deal for both sides. Pacers get a backup point guard as insurance for TJ Ford and a great prospect in Brandon Rush. Portland gets a great young talent in Bayless to pair with Brandon Roy. Good deal all around and I’m sure this won’t be the last one involving Portland.

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2 Responses to “Blazers & Pacers Swap Lottery Picks”

  1. Holden Caulfield said

    I think this is stupid for the pacers remember when they traded Stephon Jackson everybody was talking about Ike replacing O’neal and now they just trade him away they got nobody at power foward now. Is Larry Bird replacing O’neal with Mcroberts? Plus Bayless is going to be a star while Rush is just going to a shane battier type of player.

  2. r1zzo23 said

    Although I have zero expectations for Diogu to become a reliable power forward in this league, I do think this is a very questionable deal for the Pacers to make. Brandon Rush is a much better prospect if he were on the Blazers rather than the Pacers. Bayless will be a good, maybe even great, point guard in this league and should flourish in Portland with Roy, Aldridge and Oden.

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