Olshey: We Couldn’t Pass Up Landing Mason Plumlee

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(Rondae) Hollis-Jefferson worked out for the Blazers leading up to the draft and was a player the front office had targeted, but when faced with the opportunity to land a starting caliber player like (Mason) Plumlee the Portland brass couldn’t say no.

“We really like Rondae. He’s a terrific young player,” Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey said. “But we just felt like, based on some of the moves we have to make (and) some of the uncertainly regarding some of our unrestricted free agents, the opportunity to get a dynamic young center that’s a little bit more accomplished, that we know we can put on the floor this fall, that can help you win games but still has a tremendous upside because of his age and his athleticism, it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.”

Source: Mike Richmond of The Oregonian

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