Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/21/13
To trade J.J. Hickson or not, that is the $7.6 million dollar question that the Portland Trail Blazers face as today's NBA trade deadline approaches. As of noon today, NBA teams will essentially be stuck with the rosters they have until free agency and the draft this summer. The NBA rumor mill has been relatively quiet heading into this year’s deadline, with Atlanta's Josh Smith and Dallas' Vince Carter being the only “big names” to be thrown around with any legitimacy.   Despite the low amount of big-trade rumors, a good number of moves will surely still be made around the league this morning, likely of both the big and small variety. The real question is: do the Blazers take part in any of the last-minute action?   The Blazers have their core of LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard, all of which won't be going anywhere. They also have a historically bad bench that won't draw too much, if any, interest from other GM's aroun...
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