Report: Nets trade Mason Plumlee to Trail Blazers, get Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
If LaMarcus Aldridge is leaving the Trail Blazers, they’re wasting no time getting younger replacement bigs.
First, they traded for Noah Vonleh.
Now, they’re getting Mason Plumlee.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Portland has traded Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Steve Blake to the Nets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2015
Brooklyn will send Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton to the Blazers for Hollis-Jefferson and Blake, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2015
Steve Blake and Pat Connaughton, the No. 41 pick, don’t move the needle much. Honestly, No. 23 pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson doesn’t do much for me either, though I recognize others rate him more highly.
Plumlee is the most valuable player in this trade, and he’s good enough to make Portland the winner.
Plumlee didn’t really fit in Brooklyn with Brook Lopez, so there’s little harm dealing Plumlee. I just would have thought the Nets could get more for him.