The Oregonian/OregonLive is taking a player-by-player look at the Portland Trail Blazers roster heading into the offseason. Previous posts: Anfernee Simons. Trevor Ariza.
Contract status: Simons is in the middle of his rookie deal and will make $2.52 million next season. contributions: In the final game of his rookie season in 2019, Simons started, played 48 minutes and scored 37 points with nine assists and six rebounds during a 136-131 win over Sacramento. The Blazers sat all of their starters that night and Simons showed out.
The Portland Trail Blazers will have to move personnel if they hope to shake things up in the offseason, and Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report suggests that if the Blazers choose to make an improvement at small forward, they should look at making a play for Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic. Swartz notes that Ross’s perimeter production would elevate Portland’s game, though they would likely have to give up Trevor Ariza and Gary Trent Jr. to make the move happen.