The Blazers and Nets are discussing a potential deal involving the rights to No. 23 pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. However, Portland is enamored with the small forward from Arizona, so it’s unclear if the team is willing to give him up.
Nets GM Billy King has made his desire to move up from pick No. 29 quite clear, and has reportedly been dangling Mason Plumlee and exploring trades involving Bojan Bogdanovic. Still, either would represent a larger cap hit than Hollis-Jefferson would for the Blazers, who have their eyes set on free agency with LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly ready to bolt.