Bet that Spencer Hawes was whispering in Geoff Petrie’s ear about acquiring his former Huskie teammate Jon Brockman. The trade, from the Blazers perspective, cleans up some clutter: “Rodriguez, who endured an up-and-down three seasons with the Blazers, openly lobbied for a “change” the day after the season ended, so the Blazers were able to ditch a disgruntled player. And perhaps more important, they also were able to free additional cap space — Rodriguez will make $ 1.57 million next season — to help their offseason goals.”