The Portland Trail Blazers were engulfed by drama after the firing of general manager Neil Olshey. NBA insiders are expecting more change with the Portland, this time in terms of their personnel. Amid trade rumors, center Jusuf Nurkic and forward Robert Covington are the two Blazers players most likely to be dealt, per Bleacher Report.

When Blazers fans hear that statement, the first two players they think of are stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. However, this report seems to indicate that Portland wants to keep the strength of their core intact while exploring deals for key role players, such as Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington.

Both Nurkic and Covington could fetch a decent return from another NBA team. Nurkic, 27, has blossomed into a sneaky-good center while in Portland, with career averages of 14.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game in six seasons in Rip City.