REPORT » Trail Blazers Acquire Larry Nance Jr. In Three-Team Trade

While the free agent market has cooled considerably as of late, that doesn’t mean the Trail Blazers are done reshaping their roster roughly a month before the start of training camp. 

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Trail Blazers have acquired 6-7 power forward/center Larry Nance Jr. while sending out Derrick Jones Jr. and a protected first-round pick in a three-team trade with the Cavaliers and Bulls…

ESPN Sources: Cleveland’s acquiring Chicago’s Lauri Markkanen in three-way sign and trade with Portland. Bulls get Derrick Jones Jr., POR’s lottery protected future 1st and Cavs’ future second-rounder. POR gets Larry Nance Jr. https://t.co/CgN3mhaLHY

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2021

Portland sends lottery protected 2022 pick to Bulls; Cavs send a 2023 second-round pick via Denver to Chicago, per sources.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2021

Blazers pick is protected 1-14 through 2028. It becomes Portland 2028 second-round pick if not conveyed before then, per sources.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2021

As the Blazers work to become a better defensive team under new coach Chauncey Billups, Nance’s elite defensive impact makes him an ideal fit for Portland.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2021

So the Trail Blazers give up Jones Jr., whose contract runs through the 2021-22 season, and a lottery first-round pick in exchange for Nance Jr, an athletic big who can defend multiple positions and make plays out of the post who is under contract through…

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