I just read on Yahoo that there's rumors that the Blazers tried to snag J. Noah for LaMarcus. The Bulls declined but may have offered either Deng / Boozer AND Jimmy Butler and the rights to the Bobcats 1st rounder in 20??.
If I'm the Blazers I'M ALL OVER THIS. I know all these Portlanders love them some Alderidge but let's be serious for a minute. They'll be in no place to win with him in the next 2 years and if I could flip him for Boozer (a very comparable player to LA, not quite as good but close) AND Jimmy Butler (who I like better than Deng AND the horrible Bobcats 1st rounder from some season in the next 5 years - You HAVE to take it. I wouldn't even have let them hang up.