Blazers guard Gary Payton II (00) pushes the ball up-court on a fast break.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our NBA lives.

Yep, despite what seemed like a rudimentary, drama-free and borderline irrelevant trade deadline for the Trail Blazers, the Portland franchise now finds itself embroiled in controversy surrounding a player who was nothing but controversial.

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