With the NBA trade deadline next week, the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers made the first big move before it.
The Clippers traded Eric Bledsoe, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson and a future second round pick to the Blazers for Norman Powell and Robert Covington.
The Clippers are able to add more firepower, as Powell is averaging 18.7 points per game; Covington is a nice big man who can score and rebound; he averages 7.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
The emergence of Anfernee Simons in Portland allowed them to move Powell in the deal; Powell signed a five-year, $90 million contract with Portland back in August.
With Portland at 21-31 on the season and in the final spot of the play-in playoff games, will they sell off more of their roster?