Could Rondae Hollis-Jefferson make sense for the Blazers?

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

The Portland Trail Blazers own the No. 23 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. With LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews entering unrestricted free agency, it's hard to predict what the positional needs of the Blazers might be.

With that in mind, Portland might be well-served to draft the best player available, regardless of position. Although it's possible he gets taken before their selection, Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson might fit the bill. 

Here's more from Dave Deckard at Blazers Edge:

"Hollis-Jefferson doesn't fit the current Portland system entirely. He can't shoot threes, or any jumpers really. He's not a great one-on-one threat either. But his athleticism is off the charts and he can score at the rim. Plus he projects as a good defender at the next level. Jumpers can develop; athleticism doesn't. 

Hollis-Jefferson has enough raw power to qualify for "project" status. If the Blazers re-sign their key players they don't need their rookies to come through right away. If they start over without their current core, they have time for young players to develop. Those players could be developing under a new system as well, as Portland's current approach revolves around their veterans."

(h/t Blazers Edge)

Photo Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports 



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