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Blazers could trade up to select Victor Oladipo?

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04:24 PM ET 05.18 | A year after landing 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard with their top pick, the Portland Trail Blazers have identified Indiana wing Victor Oladipo as their prime target in next month's draft and could attempt to trade up in order to select him. Currently holding the 10th-best odds for Tuesday's draft lottery, the Blazers have a slim possibility of landing a top-three selection without trading up, but Oladipo's projection as a top-five pick puts him outside of their range should the ping pong balls not bounce their way. With that said, the Blazers "really like him," and giving up additional assets to acquire him is something the team has considered. The 21-year-old prospect has already spoke publicly of his interest in playing for Portland, so it may come down to whether the Blazers get lucky Tuesday, or find an acceptable deal later that puts them among the top few picks.

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May 18, 2013  07:03 PM ET

Watch out Victor. You don't wanna end up with bum knees. Hope and pray someone else picks you.

 
May 18, 2013  11:49 PM ET
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This would be a puzzling pick unless they plan to banish Matthews or Batum and his outrageous salary.They need a Big man DESPERATELY.

Batum has a good upside. But his current salary says he needs to contribute more.

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