The Portland Trail Blazers need to make some big changes.
This last season is better left forgotten because most of it was without Damian Lillard who was recovering from surgery.
Meanwhile, the team underwent a big shakeup with a trade that sent away Portland mainstay CJ McCollum, among others.
There is no doubt the shaking up won’t stop there.
Portland is looking to make some more moves in order to back up Lillard and keep him happy in Rose City.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 6, 2022
But who will the team aim for?
Just how potential are these targets?
Would either of these guys take Portland to the next level?
Big Moves Coming?
Landing either Beal or LaVine would be huge for the team, make no mistake about that.
LaVine is of particular interest because he would greatly help the Trail Blazers with their lacking defense.
However, he’s also a two-way player so he’d improve their offense too, which would take some of the pressure off of Lillard.
Beal would be a huge offensive assist and could fill the role that McCollum played for years alongside Lillard.
It remains to be seen if either of these guys will leave their teams.
Beal has been loyal to Washington all his career and LaVine has said he wants to stick around in Chicago.
However, that could all be talk and if the price is right, either of these guys could be moving to the Pacific Northwest.
If they do, they could instantly turn Portland into playoff contenders again.