In their latest report for ESPN.com, Chris Broussard and Marc Stein introduce a new name to the list of candidates for the Trail Blazers' general manager opening: current Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. According to the report, the Blazers have "strong interest" in interviewing Kupchak for the position.
It's not known whether Kupchak would have interest in the Blazers' job or whether the Lakers would be open to granting permission for an interview. Kupchak has served as the Lakers' GM since 2000, though as Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles.com points out (via Twitter), he doesn't necessarily have the same decision-making power as some other GMs, due to the presence of Jim Buss. The Lakers' executive vice president of player personnel is widely considered to have the deciding vote on basketball decisions.