Dec 03, 2016 06:23 AM EST

NBA Trade Rumors 2016: Jabari Parker to Portland Trailblazers, CJ McCollum To Milwaukee Bucks

The NBA is always full of trade rumors especially with the trade deadline just around the corner. Two teams that have been involved in this season's NBA trade rumors 2016 are the Portland Trailblazers and the Milwaukee Bucks. Rumor has it that CJ McCollum and Jabari Parker could be involved in a deal.

According to Oregon Live, the Trailblazers have been poor on the defensive end so getting a star that could help them is the best solution. In order for the franchise to acquire a high caliber player, it needs to include McCollum in any possible deal.

The Trailblazers are currently in the 8th spot with a 10-10 record and are at risk of not making it to the playoffs with rising teams like the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers in the way. Many analysts have also criticized the Trailblazers' poor defense which is another factor that they need to make some changes.

There were rumors of the Trailblazers looking for a big man so it would be a good decision for the team to acquire Jabari Parker. The 6'8'' power forward would fit the Trailblazer's rotation perfectly being a solid player who could help the team on both sides of the court.

There are no confirmations yet if the Bucks would like to trade Parker but according to Bleacher Report, he's one player that the Bucks wouldn't trade. He has been in the picture of NBA trade rumors 2016 even before the season started so there's still an open door for a trade to happen.

The Bucks currently have a crowded frontcourt with Greg Monroe, John Henson and Miles Plumlee in the roster. It also appears that Parker is overshadowed by Giannis Antetokounmpo so he could definitely take his talents elsewhere.

If ever the Bucks decide to trade Parker, it wouldn't be a loss because they will get McCollum who is a solid shooting guard. McCollum has been phenomenal to start the season and the Bucks could need some help in their backcourt.

The league is always full of surprises and fans should expect more of it in this year's NBA trade rumors 2016. For now, fans just need to wait for the trade deadline.

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