Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/30/12
PDX looks toward future The Portland Trail Blazers are in the midst of a massive rebuild, and as a result, a few of the young prospects on the team now find themselves in a year of uncertainty. The Oregonian’s Jason Quick announced nearly 24 hours before the team’s season opener that the team has opted to decline team options on Elliot Williams, Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt for the 2013-14 season. Blazers decline options on Eliott Williams, Nolan Smith and Luke Babbitt according to GM Neil Olshey — Jason Quick (@jwquick) October 30, 2012 This announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise to most avid fans, but it’s still a telling statement regarding the future of everybody involved. What It Means For the Players All three players have the potential to make a roster next season, but at this point, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be with the Trail Blazers. Luke Babbitt will become an unrestricted free agent in 2013. Photo Credit Bruce Ely/The Oregonian Elliot Williams is currently rehabbing
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