Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/8/13
The free agent class of 2013 may not turn any heads or have fans on the edge of their seats, but there are a few players who the Blazers should be targeting this offseason that could improve the team. First and foremost, the Blazers need a center. Meyers Leonard is not going to cut it as the starting center for at least two more seasons. JJ Hickson is great and all, but he is a below average defender and is very undersized. He does an admirable job against bigger post players, but Hickson would be just as effective, if not more, coming off the bench as a sixth man. He is also set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so it is highly likely that another team will pay him and the Blazers will have to let him walk anyway. There are several quality centers in the NBA who are set to become free agents this offseason, and the Blazers would be wise to pursue every option. One candidate is Chris Kaman, although he is also a below average defender and often has problems ...
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