Blazers shopping bad contracts In a hearty swing around the league looking at the potential buyers and sellers ahead of the deadline, Yahoo Sports NBA writer Chris Mannix drops this bit on the Blazers: The Blazers have shopped their bad contracts — Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard are there for the taking. But would Portland break up its star backcourt? The Blazers have serious cap issues, and the underwhelming play of Jusuf Nurkic has made the magic the team discovered at the end of last season elusive. Damian Lillard isn’t going anywhere, and there doesn’t seem to be an offer for C.J. McCollum that makes sense — yet. Portland has cooled on the pursuit of Jordan in recent days, but there is a sense that the Blazers could re-engage there before the deadline. Harkless is also mentioned by NBA.com's David Aldridge as a potential target for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are looking for help at the wing after losing Andre Roberson to a season-ending injury late last month. Both Leonard (four years, $41 million) and Harkless (four years, $42 million) are in the second year of four-year free agent deals signed with the Blazers in the summer of 2016. More on Moe from Lowe Like Mannix above, ESPN's Zach Lowe bounces around the league at trade possibilities and some names to watch at the deadline, including the Blazers and Moe Harkless
NBA trade rumors: Trail Blazers shopping Maurice Harkless, Meyers Leonard?
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