In other words, this is an excellent time to waste hours on the ESPN Trade Machine. The goal? Make the moves to get your Portland Trailblazers to a perfect 82 win season. Bonus points for keeping the Roy-Aldridge-Oden foundation together.
Half the team for Lebron and Dwight Howard will only get you to 75 wins. Howard, Durant, and O.J. Mayo nets the same. I thought it couldn't get any weirder than this. Then I did this. (At least somebody still has Jarryd Bayless' back.)
My best result isn't quite cutting it, putting Portland at 77-5. I swear once, late one intoxicated evening, I got the Blazers to 78 wins. Sadly I can present no evidence to support this claim. Is a perfect season even possible in the statistical world?