by Lang Whitaker

A rumored deal between the Blazers and Bucks appears completed: The Blazers will get former All-Star center Jamaal Magloire in exchange for Steve Blake, Brian Skinner and Ha Seung Jin. No word on if Bucks GM Larry Harris was able to talk the Blazers into including a box of athletic tape as well.

After the Bucks traded TJ Ford for Charlie Villanueva, I thought it was a curious exchange but was going to give Milwaukee the benefit of the doubt. But you give up a legit center, a former All-Star who averaged 9 and 9 last season, and all you can get is a back-up point guard from a non-playoff team?

Meanwhile, nice move for Portland, who get a solid post player and make some room at the point, which means…drumroll…playing time for Disaster Dickau!