Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/21/14
No Moves, No Problem Leading up to the 2014 NBA trade deadline, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts didn’t anticipate any roster moves. “We can and we need to improve defensively with what we have now, because I don’t anticipate any roster changes,” Stotts said, according to Sean Deveny of The Sporting News. As it turns out, the coach was right, as the deadline came and went without a single move from general manager Neil Olshey. The lack of movement in Rip City is fitting considering how dreadfully uneventful the deadline ended up being. Despite rumors swirling for weeks surrounding players of all calibers, not a single move shook up the league in the traditional sense; unless, of course, you consider the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers swapping Danny Granger and Evan Turner to be a monumental shift. Meyers Leonard survived the 2014 NBA trade deadline. From Portland’s perspective, it makes sense that no deal was ever reached. The Blazers clearly lacked tradable assets
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