The Portland Trail Blazers have no intentions of trading Jerami Grant after he turned down an extension offer. Obviously, Damian Lillard isn’t going anywhere either. The rest of the roster is in far more flux.
The Blazers have told rival teams they are open to discussing trades for everyone else on the roster. This includes both Josh Hart and Jusuf Nurkic.
Hart has a quirky contract for next season. He has a player option, but should he exercise it, Hart’s deal becomes non-guaranteed. Thus, Portland still retains control. Given that, it’s expected that Hart will opt out for unrestricted free agency this summer. And that could have the Trail Blazers open to moving him before risking losing Hart for nothing.
Nurkic has had a bit of a weird season. He’s been solid offensively, but his defense leaves a lot to be desired. For a Portland team that needs to protect their guards on the defensive end, there’s a thought that moving Nurkic (and the $54.4 million he’s owed through the next three season) could be a way to rebalance the roster some.