monopoman wrote:Best case scenario is he comes back ready for the playoffs in the 2019-2020 season. This team can still likely make the playoffs next year without him especially if they get a stop gap player to replace a bit of what he does.
Lately, teams have had to be well above .500 to make the playoffs in the west. The 8th seed Spurs are 11 games over .500 now. Unless we're able to make a good trade, it's hard to see this team being much above .500 to win. We're back to relying on Dame/CJ having hot shooting nights.
The Blazers may as well trade off CJ, develop the young guys and try to get a good pick.