Thursday , May , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Portland Open to Trading Pick

But while the Chicago Bulls and Miami HEAT prepare to do battle over Memphis’ Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley of Kansas State, Pritchard is open to negotiations with his first round selection and perhaps even the Blazers three second round picks.  

"We’re going to explore all of those options. We’ll explore trading it (the 13th pick) and see what it brings – evaluate that instead of the actual pick itself – so we are going to look at every option we possibly can," Pritchard explained.

This comes as no surprise. And neither does Portland securing the 13th overall pick, a slot Pritchard and those in the Portland media knew would come to fruition. [HOOPSWORLD]