REPORT: Blazers interested in Nikola Mirotic, Evan Fournier, Jeremy Lin, JaMychal Green
The Portland Trail Blazers acquired shooting guard Rodney Hood from the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they may not be done making trades.
According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Blazers have expressed interest in New Orleans Pelicans stretch forward Nikola Mirotic, Orlando Magic small forward Evan Fournier, Atlanta Hawks veteran point guard Jeremy Lin and Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green.
Even with Hood in the fold, they’ve (Blazers) continued to attempt to find ways to bring in another difference-maker to bolster their playoff prospects.
Portland general manager Neal Olshey was hesitant to make a move at the deadline last year, only offloading forward Noah Vonleh. Since then, other league executives have suggested Portland regretted the lack of deadline action.
Portland has expressed interest in Pelicans big man Nikola Mirotic, among other available players — Evan Fournier of the Magic, Jeremy Lin of the Hawks, JaMychal Green of the Grizzlies — sources told Sporting News.
The Blazers are 32-20 on the season, good for fourth place in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. They have won 10 of their last 13 games as well, putting them in a good position. However, it appears the franchise wants to add a fourth dynamic player to pair alongside Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 7.