Was the 2010 Season A Success?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 04/30/2010 12:48 AM

    Was The 2010 Season A Success?
    YES (13)
    NO (4)
    Considering your expectations coming into the season but also figuring in all the countless injuries and adversities the team faced, was this a successful season? Were 50 wins, numerous memories, and a 6 game series loss a yay or a nay for the 2010 season and why?
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  1. Anees
    Posts: 149

    Posted 04/30/2010 2:36 AM

    Yes, I know that we all had bigger expectations coming into the season and then as the season started and Greg started to show so much improvement, scoring 20 points and being consistent in general. Even the national media, in their predictions, had us finishing 3rd in the WC, after we surprised people last year with 54 wins.

    Even though we had the the same result in the playoffs (wait a sec, we made the playoffs, AGAIN - after years of being out of the post-season - not bad at all for such a young team), we did make some strides. We were able to win the first game on the road, then after being down 2-1, we came back with a big win and tied the series up. Yes, there is room for improvement as far as how things played out in the playoffs, but I think that will fix itself when we have everyone healthy, at least in part and of course, there is always room for improvement. I am not the type to analyze - I'll leave that to the more knowledgeable fans.

    So in short, yes, this was a SUCCESSFUL season on the whole and I think we are only going to be better next year, now with two post-season experiences under our belts and as Nate said after the game - we need this to hurt, so that it will drive us harder over the summer in terms of motivation, but also to remember as the season progresses, to have both the short-term and long term goals with each passing game. In other words, they should ask themselves, with each win (or loss) can we use this experience to make sure we are more successful in the post-season? Hope that makes some sense. 

    Anyways, those are my thoughts.

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  1. lukedunn
    Posts: 1

    Posted 04/30/2010 6:40 AM

    Man, what a year that was.
    Ups and downs, Nic out for first part of the season, Greg down with knee injury, and then Joel. Unthinkable wins just before Christmas: @ Dallas, @ SA. Then Roy out, Andre goes for 52 and another huge win in BigD. Then Marcus arrives, Nic comes back and superior finish to the season. And then, playoffs, me getting up at 4:30 am (here in Poland) and watch every Blazers playoff game (and then guys at work making fun at me for falling asleep every other day).
    Exit in the first round? Not a big success if you asked me in October, but taking all that has happened since training camp, that was a tremendous success.
    Today my daughter turns one - she was born few hours before we lost that game 6 to Houston last year, and this early morning today (polish time) she waived my Blazers foamfinger not knowing she was rooting for the best team in the NBA. OK, maybe they are not the best championships-wise, but hey, they play for the fans, and Blazer fans are the best in the league. There is reason why. With such team it's hard not to be rooting for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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  1. Blaze23
    Posts: 4

    Posted 04/30/2010 7:31 AM

    No, I think given all the injuries and losing again in the first round of the playoffs HAS to be a disappointment. No question. Everyone had high hopes for the Blazers and for the first part of the season it was looking like we were going to be a powerhouse in the west. If you told me at the start of the season we would lose in the first round again I would have laughed in your face.

    With all that said, this season did have some good take aways... but it also showed a ton of weaknesses that have to be addressed this off season and I have 100% confidence that Nate will be working the guys even harder. Having Camby returning (and hopefully resigning Howard) will add more veteran knowledge that the guys can learn from during the off-season.

    I still think winning 50 games is great and showed that we can win without Oden and Przybilla but we've already proven we can do that. The real key was winning without Roy when it matters most... in the playoffs. And clearly we have more work to do around that.

    But for now, take a break guys. You played a long, rough season. Take everything you've learned and bring it for next season. Enjoy the time off and get healthy!
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  1. glchoate1
    Posts: 2

    Posted 04/30/2010 8:18 AM

    My belief is that this year was not a success. That is not due to lack of effort on anybody's part, but with all of the injuries there was no way this season was going to be what we all hoped it would. In fact the season did turn out to be exciting and we wound up with more wins than I had expected. The main reason I have a negative feeling about this year is due to the late season trade for Marcus Camby. I have been more than impressed with Camby, but we lost two vital players to get him. The pieces were there for next year (assuming not another year full of injuries like this year) and I think we sacrificed the future just to try to go a little farther in the playoffs this year. I will give credit that we did have twice the number of playoff victories that we had last year, but that hardly makes the season a success in my eyes when you take into consideration what was lost in order to get there. I am glad to see that Camby will be around next year. I think he is a great addition and will be a great backup center or could also play as a forward and backup Aldridge. I would like to see the Blazers make an effort to get both Blake and Outlaw back for next year. They both brought talent and excitement and could really be used next year. I am hoping that next year turns out the way we had all hoped that this season would.
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 04/30/2010 9:40 AM

    Considering my preseason expectations, no it was not a success, because I thought we'd win 60 games and advance to the WCF.

    On the other hand, if you had told me we'd have all those injuries to key players and still win 50 games, then yes it was a success.
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  1. BR7_Fan
    Posts: 399

    Posted 04/30/2010 9:56 AM

    pre-season expectations: no. Post-season: after everything, yes very much so. Granted I was thinking closer to 60 wins, playoff seeding was only a few spots lower where I though we would be. If no one told you what had happened in the season with all the injurys and showed you we finished with 4 fewer wins than last season and made the playoffs again what would you have said? You can't be too upset with that finish.
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  1. ***Jason***
    Posts: 259

    Posted 04/30/2010 10:05 AM

    It was great. This team showed so much toughness and heart beating playoff teams each time one of their players went down and then on the following nights. With the heart and effort we got out of these guys this year, if next year they get a season in with normal injuries - they're going to go deep. I hope they don't screw with the roster too much in the off-season. I think it would be soo cool to win with this group of guys.
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  1. rmontee6175
    Posts: 26

    Posted 04/30/2010 10:07 AM

    This year was a success on many different levels. If a person were to stop and take a look at where this team was right before the total rebuild, (yeah that was awhile ago but stay with me here), we were basically the laugh of the league, we were excited and happy that we got the top pick in the Draft. So would you consider that year a failure? or a success because of who we ended up with? So success may be something that can not be judged immediately.
    I have to say that the team we have built, the good things that came from all the injuries....Yeah there were many..... both injuries and good things. This team learned to play together, to work together and back each other up no matter what. So on that level, that was a huge success, what other team has that? Most other teams have the one or two great players and everyone else fades into the background.
    The 50 wins? Well, when we had times this year where we could not fill the bench, barely had enough players to play the game and even had a coach that dressed down in order to help out at practice!!! Again, I ask.... What other team has that?? I can guarantee that the Lakers coach does not dress down and practice.
    Our manor on and off the court. Whenever anyone got in one of our players faces, the whole team was there to back him up, but the NEVER started something. They learned to keep their cool and play through it. Another Success!
    Just because we didn't win the playoff's, can we really use that as a measurment of success for this team? I just don't believe that we, as fans, would judge out team only on the outcome of a few games.
    There were a lot of high hopes at the beginning of the year, but that is all they were, HOPES! We were never given a guarantee of a playoff victory or even a playoff appearance. It is the one thing that every fan in the NBA goes through at the beginning of the season. We hope that it will be an amazing year and we hope that we win them all! 

    I think that every year we even have an NBA team is a success! 

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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 05/03/2010 1:31 PM

    Unfortunately, I had to vote no. No matter the circumstances, we still were 1 and done in the playoffs. The other team made adjustments we could never recover from, injuries or not. I will say this, it was great to win 50 games again and reach the playoffs despite all the adversity, but at the end of the day, it is May and we are not playing basketball.
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