Ponzi scheme Danny!
Portland may just need to run it back and get more data next season. See if Nurkic is the real deal and can stay healthy before re-signing him, and see if they find any rookies. By the end of next year, those awful contracts will be more tradeable and Olshey would actually have a little room to make some moves. Dame and C.J. should stay together, for now at least.
I just can’t talk myself into Markkanen as a stretch “five.” If you can’t rebound or protect the rim even remotely, you can’t be a five. He’s a 7-foot shooting guard. The shot is so sweet but he is one of the worst players in the draft defensively. I just don’t think you use a top 10 pick on a one-skill player that won’t be able to play in your biggest games/moments.