With Paul Millsap and David Lee still available in restricted free agency, and the Portland Trailblazers still possessing cap room, the time comes to ask the question: Aren’t those guys better than incumbent Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge? I think the answer is yes:
You could make the case that switching to Millsap, who’s an extremely low volume shooter, might really leave Portland with missing shots. But last season Lee was scoring almost as much as Aldridge on fewer shots and fewer minutes. And he’s snagging more rebounds on a much higher percentage. I think standing pat this offseason would be a defensible move for Portland, but if they’re going to sign someone I think Lee would help more than the now-off Turkoglu deal ever would have.