Maurice Harkless and Evan Turner were on social media just a few days ago heading to Spain together, which got me thinking, which Blazers player would you want to go on vacation with?
Thanks to our research team here at NBC Sports Northwest, we put together the perfect travel brochure to pair your perfect vacation with your perfect Trail Blazers travel companion.
Damian Lillard: Whether it's the recording studio or the boxing ring, Lillard loves to try new things. He's also a family man with an old soul. A Damian Lillard vacation is all about family and trying new things. Load up the car, hit the road, and go wherever the vacation takes you. Want to see the Grand Canyon? Done. Want to skydive? Done. Anything that looks fun that the whole family will enjoy, Lillard will help you find it.
CJ McCollum: Want to take a vacation to wine country? Then CJ McCollum is your guy. McCollum is a wine connoisseur, so be ready to sit on the deck of the world's greatest vineyards, sipping on 20-year-old Pinots and watching the sunset over the vines. Remember, when in doubt, pinky out.
Harkless and Turner: These two were already spotted on a plane to Spain, so you know where this vacation is taking you, at least to start. Did someone say road trip!? Start in Sprain, hit France, drive over to Italy, no big deal. At this point you are only a stone's throw away from Bosnia, so stop and pick up Jusuf Nurkic and keep the train rolling. Who turns this trip down? If nothing else, thanks to ET your Instagram story would be untouchable.
Meyers Leonard: No need to pack a lot of luggage cause no shirts will be worn on this vacation. However, board shorts and Pit Vipers are mandatory. Hope you like beach volleyball, cause there will be a lot of it on this trip as you show off the summer bod on SoCal. Once the sun goes down, you have two choices - beach bonfire for Fortnite. Both winners. Where's the Coors Lights at?
Jake Layman: Jake Layman is the king of comfort, often showing up to the arena in his sweat suit. This means he is probably also the king of the staycation. If never changing out of pajamas is your thing, give Layman a call.
Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent Jr, and Zach Collins: Simons spends his summers in Florida, so hitch a ride with him, Trent, and Collins and let their youth show you the way in the undefeated Miami nightlight. Not into the club scene that's ok. Florida also has Disney World, so there is no way this vacation goes wrong.
Terry Stotts: If your vacations center around sitting on a beach, wearing flip flops, straw hats, and having a white strip of sunscreen across your nose... then you are vacationing in sunny Hawaii with your guy Terry Stotts.
Al-Farouq Aminu, Rodney Hood, Seth Curry, Enes Kanter: Unfortunately, these guys may not have vacation time. They are all unrestricted free agents, so they might be spending their free time scouting new places to call home. That doesn't mean they leaving Portland though. Maybe they are all re-signing here so they're hitting up the real estate market to find their new abode. Either way, they have busy summers ahead and have no time to vacation. But if they did...
- Aminu is a best friend type. He just happy to be along for the ride. He's going wherever the heck you want to go.
- Hood hasn't had time to explore Oregon, and now that he does it's going to see Mt. Hood and explore the Mt. Hood National Forest. Hood hikes Hood is ready-made for vacation photos on social media
- Kanter is the old-fashioned American road trip. The best part is there isn't a city around that doesn't love this guy, so you will have plenty of friends to room with, saving you a lot of money on hotels
- Curry is going home to Charlotte. So as long as you don't mind sleeping in the spare room of your friend's parent's house, vacation with Seth. Mom will take good care of you and breakfast will be fresh every morning.
Time to jump online and start looking for airplane tickets.