The season is over for the Portland Trail Blazers, and they've already turned their attention toward the offseason. The Trail Blazers have plenty of talent and are looking for the piece or two to push them towards being a title contender. Portland should have enough cap space to go after at least a few free agents this offseason.
While the Trail Blazers would love to land Kevin Durant, he's not a realistic target at this point. The Durants, LeBron James and Dwyane Wades of free agency aren't appearing on this list because the Trail Blazers simply aren't going to be able to land them. We're also ignoring the Blazers' own free agents and instead focusing on other team's players. With that in mind, here are 4 realistic free agent targets for the Trail Blazers this offseason.
4. Courtney Lee
Lee wasn't that great in the postseason, but he can still contribute as a perimeter threat. Gerald Henderson is a free agent and might not be back. Lee would be an upgrade over Henderson, who struggled this year. Adding another shooter should only help the Blazers. For more Trail Blazers coverage, download the Chat Sports App!
3. Eric Gordon
Gordon hasn't lived up to his potential, but he'd help out the Blazers. He's battled injuries throughout his career, but would be a good fit in Portland. The team lacks a combo guard behind Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum and Gordon could become a talented sixth man for the Blazers.
2. Ryan Anderson
If the Trail Blazers can't land a bigger name in the front court (see below), they could target Anderson. One of the best 3-point shooting power forwards in the NBA, Anderson would be a strong fit in Portland. While Noah Vonleh and Meyers Leonard are on the roster, they don't appear to be the answer. Plus, neither has the skill set that Anderson does.
1. Al Horford
Mason Plumlee has established himself as Portland's starting center after an impressive showing in the playoffs, but the Trail Blazers need another big. Horford is about to turn 30, but he's worthy of a max-level deal. He's not as flashy as other players, but he's very consistent and would be a great fit in Portland. While some teams want Horford as a center, he can also play power forward. He can stretch the court and would fit alongside Plumlee. The biggest issue with Horford is if Portland can beat out a long list of teams that want to sign him.Back to the Portland Trail Blazers Newsfeed