After getting his desired transfer by Jerami Grant, Portland Trail Blazers He has ahead of him to complete his squad for next season as soon as the 2022 Free Agency is open. NBA Rumors point out that both Jusuf Nurkic (free agent) like Anfernee Simons (restricted free agent) are a target for several franchises in the league, but the Blazers will try to keep them no matter what.
According to Marc Stein, one of the most reliable NBA insiders, the Oregon franchise has set itself the goal of renewing its two players as soon as the transfer market opens. With Simons it’s easier. Being restricted, Portland will be able to match any offer for him (within 48 hours) if they really want to keep him.
Nurkic, by contrast, is an unrestricted free agent. In recent years, the player has shown the great center that he is even though he has had to deal with various injuries, some serious. However, he himself has always stressed that his only wish is to stay with the Portland Trail Blazers for many seasons.
A quintet to dream again
If the two players were renewed, the Blazers would start next season with a great starting quintet to restore the illusion of their fans to compete for the championship ring. Said quintet would be the following:
- Base: Damian Lillard.
- Shooting guard: Anfernee Simons.
- Small forward: Josh Hart (who has been guaranteed $12.9 million for next season).
- Power forward: Jerami Grant.
- Center: Jusuf Nurkic.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 22, 2022