On espn.com Chad Ford makes a good point about the 4 being Shareef's natural position and there's just too much clutter up front now. He proposes another whopper of a trade (paraphrased):
"Is anyone else concerned that Portland's three best players all play the same position--power forward?.....you're surprised it took me this long to propose another trade for the Blazers. Right? Well why settle for dumping half of the bad eggs? Is there any way Nash can now package Randolph and Stoudamire or Dale Davis and Patterson for a decent point guard and even more cap space? Before firing off those nasty emails, Blazers Fans, lets all admit that Randolph has been fatally exposed to too much Blazer-itis. He's showing all the symptoms, and despite his great scoring and rebounding numbers, he's among the laziest defenders in the league and can't pass out of a double team. Mark some of this down to immaturity, but also realize that some guys never outgrow that. Why not trade him while he's hot? Abdur-Rahim is better at the four anyway.
How do you do it? Thought you'd never ask. What about this? Why don't the Blazers get on the phone with the Rockets and 76'ers and get this trade done: Portland sends Randolph, Woods, and Patterson to the Rockets and Davis and Stoudamire to the 76'ers. Philadelphia sends Eric Snow to Houston and Glenn Robinson and Aaron Mckie to Portland. Houston sends Steve Francis and Eric Piatkowski to Portland."