The 2011-12 NBA season is nearly complete and yet there are players already grumbling to get out of their current situations. The latest is Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowery, who has demanded a trade.
Lowery is one of the best young point guards in the league and has stepped his game up over the last two years. This past season he averaged over 14 points and six assists, but has asked management to move him before the upcoming season.
Portland is one team that needs an upgrade at point guard and with the Trail Blazers owning two picks in the first round of the upcoming draft, making a deal for the disgruntled 26-year-old, could solve their problems in the back-court.
There is a strong likelihood that several deals will go down on draft day and this deal could help both teams. The NBA has seen its share of troubled players, but Lowery is just looking for a better situation and a change of scenery could do him good.
Portland is just a couple of players away from competing for a spot in the Western Conference Playoffs and adding a young star at point guard would make a big impact on the team for several years and that is worth the risk of trading away a top 10 draft choice.