NWSB Editor Bryant Knox wonders if the Portland Trail Blazers have found their newest NBA rival. In a recently matchup with the Golden State Warriors, a fight broke out that sparked some bad blood. Both teams are finding success, and both teams have star performers such as Damian Lillard, Lamarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and David Lee.
NWSB Writer Jonathan Irwin debates whether or not Nicholas Batum is the solution to all of Portland’s woes or if they should think about trading him. Nicolas Batum—the current incumbent—is sitting on a four year, $45-$50 million, offer from Minnesota. Portland seems fully prepared to match. However, Minnesota is determined, reportedly exploring multiple sign-and-trade opportunities.