Sports journalist Dwight Jaynes thinks that the Trail Blazers got a bad deal in their trade with the Pelicans which saw Portland send its star CJ McCollum along with Larry Nance, Jr. Tony Snell to New Orleans in exchange for Josh Hart, Tomas Satoransky, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Didi Louzada, protected first-round pick and two second-round picks.
“Blazers trade a player of McCollum’s stature and don’t even get a starter or high pick in return,” Jones tweeted. The Blazers guard was blunt with his reaction.
This tweet was not taken well by Hart. “You dumb as hell,” tweeted the 27-year-old shooting guard who started 40 of 41 games for the Pelicans this season and 13 of 13 for the Trail Blazers.
This past regular season Hart averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 33.2 minutes per game.