Blazers Trade Bazemore, Tolliver, picks for Ariza and Others

Portland looks to restructure roster

Will Darkins
January 18, 2020 - 5:46 pm
Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Trevor Ariza

NBA sources tell ESPN the Trail Blazers and finalizing a trade that will send Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver and two future second-round picks to the Sacramento Kings in exchange Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and former Blazer, Caleb Swanigan. 

The move is expected to shed $12.5 million in salary and also create nearly $9 million in trade exceptions. Those will expire in January. 

Both Bazemore and Tolliver have been underwhelming off the bench for Portland. It is fair to say they have been placed in less than ideal situations as of late. Injuires to Rodney Hood, Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins have created vacum for talent that Rip City desperatly needs to fill. Hopefully with the addition of Ariza, this can be accomplished.

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