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Do Great NBA Small Forwards Even Exist Anymore?

The Portland Trail Blazers head into Training Camp, 2019 with plenty of hopes, but plenty of questions as well. No questions are more pressing than those surrounding the starting forward positions. Long-time stalwarts Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless are gone. In their wake stand a host of possibilities, none of them firm. That’s the subject of today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag question!

Hey Dave,

If I’m NOPOBO, I’m looking for trades this year (assuming Nurk gets back to full health). We would be a much more complete team by pulling off a trade with Whiteside/Bazemore contracts than if we were to gut the team to get some cap space (my opinion, but if both are realistic options, the trade market seems to put us in better position).