I stole this but thought it was good.
Portland trades: SG Derek Anderson (13.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.5 apg in 35.5 minutes)
PF Shareef Abdur-Rahim (16.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.0 apg in 31.6 minutes)
Portland receives: C Scot Pollard (1.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.2 apg in 11.1 minutes)
PF Al Harrington (13.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.7 apg in 30.9 minutes)
PF Austin Croshere (5.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.7 apg in 13.7 minutes)
Change in team outlook: -9.9 ppg, +1.2 rpg, and -3.9 apg.
Why they do it ?
because now they are loaded with a young and talented frontline, add a few exciting and image changing players and are ready for the future
Davis, Patterson, Qyntel for a sg
sg( maybe Stephen jackson for the exception or Barry a rookie, Dale davis for Flip???)
definetely makes your team better
move O'Neal to center and are now loaded