"...the 2011 first-round pick that the Blazers will receive from New Orleans is protected 1-to-7 in the 2011 draft and 1-to-8 in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Blazers will thus take ownership of the pick in the June draft as long as it is No. 8 or lower." I was always curious what it would take to get Bayless from the Blazers. Admittedly, I'm not sure how his progress is coming along but don't think I would offer that kind of first round pick for Bayless, though he is an interesting player. Still stuck as a combo guard though, which we certainly don't need.