Portland opening cap space, moved Allen Crabbe to the Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have their eyes on Allen Crabbe for awhile now and today they finally got the chance to grab the man as the Blazers open up some cap space worth $75 million in four years. The Nets acquired Andrew Nicholson who will eventually be waived and the power forward position for the Blazers are already full house.
Allen Crabbe could potentially be the starting small forward and could move DeMarre Carroll out of position. The real issue however for the Nets is they have too many guards in their roster, to be exact eight, if we count Crabbe in.
Yes, that is correct a struggling Blazers team without Damian Lillard blow out the Cavs as this guy Allen Crabbe led his team with 26 points in 4-6 shooting from the 3. I seriously thought that losing Wes Matthews was another blow for the Blazers after the Aldridge signed with the Spurs. I was wrong Crabbe has been quite a surprise this season and this game he seemed like the Blazers shouldn’t really miss Matthews.
Lebron struggled to put his team on his back as he only scored 12 points in 4-13 shooting, with 4 rebounds and 5 assist. They said that the Warriors game took a toll on the Cavs but who would have thought that they would get blown out by the Blazers without their franchise PG Lillard. Everyone from the Blazers came out with guns blazing. They shot better in the paint for 46.1%(41-89) and 40.9% from the 3 (9-22). They also out rebounded the Cavs 49-42.
No Cavs player scored at least 15 points. The Cavs is still sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference but we all know that this is also the last year of LBJ on his contract if his team doesn’t do well moving forward who knows where he would play next year.
Here is the surprising victory of the Blazers who before this was 0-5.