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Report: Nets trade Mason Plumlee to Trail Blazers, get Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Brooklyn Nets V  Portland Trail Blazers

BROOKLYN,NY - APRIL 6: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the easy bucket against the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on April 6, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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:

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.