The Blazers are involved in numerous discussions with several teams, so it's difficult to pinpoint the deal they're chasing hardest, but the latest in circulation could furnish Portland with a new small forward and a new point guard: Jefferson and University of Oregon-ex Luke Ridnour in exchange for Travis Outlaw, Sergio Rodriguez and Raef LaFrentz's expiring contract.
Given the future cap space that the Blazers lost in the Darius Miles unretirement saga, sending LaFrentz's contract somewhere between now and Thursday's deadline is considered a virtual lock, since Portland no longer has the forthcoming flexibility to make the free-agent splashes it anticipated.
Point guard of the future! The message boards will love this.
So if you're keeping track, according to the rumors, which are never wrong, the Blazers are in trade talks for Amare Stoudemire, Vince Carter, and now Richard Jefferson and Luke Ridnour. Can we get 1977 Bill Walton while we're at it? I know Paul Allen has a time machine.