Trail Blazers with one of the best benches in the league... DUH!
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  1. Blazingdownunder
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    Posted 09/06/2010 2:05 AM

    Just cruising around the NBA website (even with the world championships happening it all seems a bit slow in the basketball world) and found this article. Good read, especially since it mentions the Blazers and the strength of our bench.

    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/shaun_powell/09/01/NBAs.best.benches/index.html

    The opening starting five on opening night would most likely be:

    PG: Miller
    SG: Roy
    SF: Batum
    PF: Aldridge
    C: Camby

    With the second unit being:

    PG: Jerryd Bayless
    SG: Wesley Matthews
    SF: Dante Cunningham
    PF: Jeff Pendergraph
    C: Greg Oden

    Throw in Pryzbilla, Williams, Johnson, Mills and Babbitt its evident why we have one of the deepest benches in the league. The only issue i have is that Nate needs to develop more trust in the second unit.
    I am a fan of seeing an uptempo Blazers squad!
  1. Alex
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    Posted 09/06/2010 2:37 AM

    I personaly think the starting 5 will b:

    PG: A.Miller
    SG: B.Roy
    SF: N.Batum
    PF: L.Aldridge
    C: G.Oden

    And the second unit:

    PG: J.Bayless
    SG: W.Matthews
    SF: L.Babbit
    PF: M.Camby
    C:  J.Pryzbilla

    And this is with me assuming Rudy will b traded, And if we do trade him it should b for a veteran Small forward. But wesly is probably gonna back-up Batum and roy
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  1. Blazingdownunder
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    Posted 09/06/2010 4:59 AM

    I dont think Oden will be a starter until at least 10 or so games if not more... Look for the coaching staff to limit Greg's minutes and test out that knee, keeping in mind that when Oden was on the floor for extended periods he committed a lot of fouls
    I am a fan of seeing an uptempo Blazers squad!
  1. RipCityVice
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    Posted 09/06/2010 7:09 AM

    I saw the poll of "which team has the best bench?" Portland gets no national love, I tell ya.
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  1. FamousRoy
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    Posted 09/06/2010 11:23 AM

    The nation would recognize the Blazers' bench power if Nate played them more.  Look at the trust Lionel Hollins has in his second unit on the Suns!  I don't even think their bench is as good as ours!  They're just a bunch of 3-point shooters!
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  1. ***Jason***
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    Posted 09/06/2010 12:02 PM

    Hollin's should stay focused on the Grizs' bench, and not worry about the Suns bench too much. I think our bench is good, but not great. I wonder where the offense is going to come (other than  the guards), and since Oden won't be around for a while, how do we really play the 5 when Camby is out. I love the starters though, and I think that bench is solid defensively. They should be able to hang in there and not let things get out of control while we rotate the starters back in.
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  1. FamousRoy
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    Posted 09/06/2010 1:41 PM

    OOPS.  I get Alvin Gentry and Lionel Hollins mixed up for some reason.
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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 09/06/2010 7:39 PM

    Posted By Alex on 09/06/2010 2:37 AM
    I personaly think the starting 5 will b:

    PG: A.Miller
    SG: B.Roy
    SF: N.Batum
    PF: L.Aldridge
    C: G.Oden

    And the second unit:

    PG: J.Bayless
    SG: W.Matthews
    SF: L.Babbit
    PF: M.Camby
    C:  J.Pryzbilla

    And this is with me assuming Rudy will b traded, And if we do trade him it should b for a veteran Small forward. But wesly is probably gonna back-up Batum and roy
    I agree with one exception. Cunningham in place of Babbitt. That is a serious loaded defensive unit.

    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. freddead
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    Posted 09/06/2010 8:19 PM

    i dont think bayless is as good as armon on defense and babbit might be on the second unit just to put a 3 point threat in there
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