This has been the first busy week we've had here at Trail Blazers HQ since the end of the season. It's been a nice change of pace. Having some peace and quiet is cool for about a week or so, but boredom tends to set in pretty fast when you're used to covering the team seven days a week for six months. So having new players in town feels like Christmas, even if it's only for a day.
Luckily, we have some things to remember them by, specifically the chats we conducted with Raymond Felton, Nolan Smith and Jon Diebler Monday afternoon. If you missed it live, or on trailblazers.tv, you can now wacht it below.
We also had Wesley Matthews, complete with fauxhawk and grandma-themed tattoos, on Just Casey yesterday for about an hour. If you only have time to watch five minutes of Wesley's interview, skip to the end and listen to his story about what drives him.
By the way, those of you who have watched these Skype interviews with Wesley know
how it goes, but for those of you watching for the first time, the interaction between Wesley and I is mostly an act. We bust each others chops because we're comfortable enough with each other to do so. I take a great deal of pride in having relationships that allow for more than the typical player/reporter interaction, which is why I don't mind that our banter sometimes sounds confrontational.