Ben Golliver wrote a piece at CBS Sports regarding the big trade Portland made last week. Some of his views go against what I wrote last week in my article, so for a different spin on the deal you should probably read it.
An interesting point he touches on is that Wallace could help the Blazers make a run this year, and still be re-traded in the future. In terms of personnel, the Blazers lost expiring contracts–players they wouldn’t have gotten back without resigning anyway. Thus anything they could get in return for Wallace this off-season could contribute to making up for the lost picks, plus a little bonus.