Gary Trent Jr

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Western Conference

The NBA trade deadline is always a harried and hurried day as teams attempt to get better in anticipation of the upcoming NBA playoffs or to go the longer view route, acquiring young players that may be projects or just need a change of scenery, or draft capital. Rumors have been flying around for weeks…

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Eastern Conference

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Eastern Conference

The NBA trade deadline is always a harried and hurried day as teams attempt to get better in anticipation of the upcoming NBA playoffs or to go the longer view route, acquiring young players that may be projects or just need a change of scenery, or draft capital. Rumors have been flying around for weeks…

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Will the Portland Trail Blazers “Win Now” Trade Pay Off?

Among a flurry of trades within the hours leading up to the NBA trade deadline, the Portland Trail Blazers made a win-now move, trading Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood to the Toronto Raptors for Norman Powell. To some Blazer fans, the departure of Trent Jr. was something to be mourned. He was loved by…