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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 07/13/2010 6:19 PM

    Mr. Allen:  Close your eyes and imagine you've assembled your OWN version of a "power team" in the west here in P'Town.  Your Blazers are thought to be legitimate contenders for the title.  Once in the finals, presumably facing the Heat, how many more new Blazer fans can you possibly imagine WORLD WIDE, given the general distaste for what has gone on in Miami?  You may very well have every state in the union, but Florida, backing your team's crusade.  Imagine the jersey sales.  Imagine the exposure.  Imagine an all-star game here. 

    We are but one major piece away from having that team.

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. Bertram
    Posts: 803

    Posted 07/14/2010 1:02 AM

    Nice post. I like imagining, especially when they can be true with a few tweaks.
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  1. GuitarJ111
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    Posted 07/14/2010 9:38 AM

    love it
    I am a fan of the Blazers once again, rising above all odds and injuries!
  1. ***Jason***
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    Posted 07/14/2010 9:59 AM

    Yeah! I never thought about it like that. Good post.
    I am a fan of Im a fan of the nba, players and owners, doing what they have to to earn the fans back.
  1. sammy8500
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    Posted 07/14/2010 10:00 AM

    Patty Mills is looking awesome in the Vegas summer league. I hope we don't end up having to choose between Armon Johnson and Patty because that would be a shame.  Mills cost the team last year and Johnson cost the team money to move up in the draft this year.Of course we have not yet gotten to see Elliot Williams play this summer. Now the Blazers are (once again) holding their breath waiting on the Jazz and the offer for Wes Matthews - another guard. I hope we have a plan because this seems confused. Ship Rudy and get whatever (draft pick).
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 07/14/2010 10:45 AM

    Mills and Johnson didnt cost the team anything Mr Allen doesnt want to spend on his pg toys that Nate wont play......
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. RipCityRevival
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    Posted 07/14/2010 11:45 AM

    Actually, I'm pretty sure they did cost the team money. Portland spent like 2 mil to move up and ten spaces and get Johnson. Mills, instead of keeping him over seas, spent last year on the roster and not playing which meant Money. Regardless though, the terms of the contract were not disclosed so there maybe a clause that states he could be traded after a signing moratorium. Realistically, we don't have to choose between Mills and Johnson because Mills isn't under contract with the Blazers. He's a FA. Johnson is under contract. It's all in the hands of the GM and Paul Allen to see which direction this team goes. Do they clear room and keep Mills? Do they stand pat and play Johnson in garbage time? What trade offers will come out of Summer League? Will the Blazers make a major splash in the off season or are they destined to be the team that talks a lot of hype but can never land the big deal? Pray that Pfund signs by Friday.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 07/14/2010 12:12 PM

    With Oden healthy, we do have that 'Super Team'
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 07/15/2010 11:57 AM

    Posted By DHawes22 on 07/14/2010 12:12 PM
    With Oden healthy, we do have that 'Super Team'
    Respectfully, and quite possibly for the first time, I have to disagree with you.  Unless Dre is both resigning AND able to perform at last seasons level for the next several years...this team is missing a general, a quarterback if you will.  While I believe that a healthy Oden is essential to a possible championship push, so too do I believe in having a high quality playmaker and table setter

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