Standing pat might be Portland's best option

The Blazers, Jazz, Hawks and Pacers still need to get their house in order before training camp begins.

Updated: September 17, 2003, 9:24 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Wouldn't it be nice to be the Lakers right about now?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is the type of guy who does his Christmas shopping in July. A hall of fame free-agent bargain power forward here. A top-flight veteran point guard there. Wrapped. Under the tree with two months to go before training camp.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider