d-train wrote:Collins is our PF this year, next year, and the year after that. Sometime on or before the 2021 off-season, he will be signed to a long term contract. He has fulfilled all expectations, other than health, and Blazers are delighted with what he has produced when he has played. The only way this changes is if Blazers get extraordinarily lucky in the draft, but it's much more likely Blazers never even draft a player at Zach's position.
What is a pipedream? It's a pipedream that Blazers will trade CJ, Lillard, Nurkic, or Collins. These players are the foundation of our team the next 4 years if Nurk can be re-signed 2022. Melo, Trent, Simons, and Little are highly valued assets that are unlikely to leave Blazers as long as Blazers have any say. So, another pipedream is any of these ridiculous concocted trades that have the Blazers giving up valued assets in exchange for duds from other teams.
Your opinion is straightforward, definite, and succinct. It has the added benefit of being what's likely to happen.
8 players who are valued with 7 under contract already for next year. And Hood likely to opt in and join in during the season (9).
With draft picks (10-11) and guys who get another shot (Gabriel 12), we're down to 3-ish players. [I'm not counting Ariza or Whiteside as returning nor going elsewhere.]