Watching the Blazers/Rockets game. Listening to Reggie Miller, who is lightyears beyond more entertaining than Harpring, talk about how this is a track meet. And both teams are defensively challenged. I can agree with that. But how do we play that to our advantage?? At the end of the season, assuming we draft someone to play 4/stretch 4, we trade them an offensive powerhouse(Kanter) and filler(JL3) for Wesley Matthews(even Deron bowed to his defensive prowess). Helps both teams in two ways Portland: 1. When McCollum gets goin, they'll have a problem with minutes and shot diffusion. (read; end logjam) 2. Lopez isn't that good. Kanter would be an upgrade(on O and [arguably] D) 3. .. Lucas is a trade piece? Utah: 1. Fewer huge contracts to give out(Kanter's gonna want a lot) 2. Gets rid of Lucas, that awful joke of an NBA player 3. Obtain very solid starting 2(Hayward to 3) that defends like his momma's diabetes supplies depended on it 4. Minutes for Gobert. Trade seems to work. https://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=mhgo8g5 Rules of the thread: Pretend I'm D-linds and try to talk me out of it.