The Portland Trail Blazers declined team options for 13-14 on Luke Babbitt, Nolan Smith and Elliot Williams.

The Blazers largely made the decision based on a desire to preserve cap space for the 2013 offseason.

“Based on our evaluation of the free agent market and the number of teams with significant cap room next summer, in order to be a player at all in free agency, we needed the flexibility,” general manager Neil Olshey said.

The Blazers will have between $11.8 million and $13 million in cap space next summer, Olshey said.