Once more, the Portland Trail Blazers will use the offseason to try to develop a winning team around Damian Lillard. This implies that these guys have probably left.
The Portland Trail Blazers made a splash in the offseason by acquiring Jerami Grant through a trade and retooling for a successful run to support Damian Lillard in making the most of his career’s latter stages. Nine months later, they’ve lost more than 10 games, are virtually assured of missing the playoffs, and have terminated Lillard’s season.
All of that prepares the ground for another reset attempt this offseason with little to work with. Jusuf Nurkic, Anfernee Simons, and Lillard have contracts worth roughly $90 million total.
3. Ryan Arcidiacono
Arcidiacono was traded to Portland from the New York Knicks in exchange for Josh Hart, but he hasn’t really made an impression.
2. Kevin Knox
In the trade that saw James Wiseman go to the Pistons and Gary Payton II go to the Warriors, Knox was also acquired by the Trail Blazers at the deadline.
1. Justise Winslow
Early in the season, Winslow was a key component for the Blazers, providing versatile defense and important supplementary playmaking for Lillard and Simons.