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  1. blazersforlife234
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    Posted 04/29/2011 4:04 PM

    Well, just one day removed from our game 6 loss to Dallas, we could start looking forward to next season.  This can be the official off-season roster moves thread.  The main questions are : Who should we look to sign in the off-season? What should we look for in the draft? Should we explore any trades? And most importantly, what should we do with the players on our roster from this year?

    Some possibilities:

    1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.

    2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that

    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?

    4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?

    5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?

    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?

    7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?

    8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.

    9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?

    10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?

    What do you all think? And update this thread whenever something with free agency/trades/rumors/news/draft happens!
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 04/29/2011 7:36 PM

     1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.
    Yes, make him the qualifying offer. What do we have to lose?

     2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that
    We should have our heads examined if we fail to pick up his option. At the very least, it gives us another expiring contract to use at the deadline.

     3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?
    Keep both, for now. I was extremely impressed with Johnson. He's long, athletic, has great shot-blocking instincts & can finish at the rim. He's a keeper, especially at his price tag. Until Oden returns, we need a center, therefore we need Camby. He'll be a expiring contract, so like Miller, we may have to move him at the deadline to get younger help. There are some free agents out there who are centers who we could acquire, making MC expendable.

     4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?
    Two words: Gerald. Wallace. As long as we have Crash, Batum's coming off the bench. If he can't learn to play off the bench, move him.

     5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?
    Centerpiece? Hell no. Valuable asset? Yes. I'd keep him off the bench. He's never going to be able to log huge chunks of minutes anymore, so why not let him bring his energy off the bench? Wesley is still improving and I like what we have there at the starting 2 guard with him. We need bench production and the last few games of the playoffs give me hope that he can provide that.

     
    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
    Yes he is legit and I don't think he's that streaky. Now, Martell Webster? He was streaky. Wesley was pretty reliable and consistent, easily our best 3 point shooter this year. Wes needs to continue on improving his shot & defense, his bread and butter, but if he is able to take his game to the next level, he'll learn how to put the ball on the court and finish. He can finish with the best of them, just not doing so by going one-on-one...yet. Also, I'd like to use him more off of the curl where he catches the ball at the elbow off of a screen and either shoots or puts the ball down and gets to the line ala Rip Hamilton from a few years ago.

     7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    With Portland being such a small market and not having any cap room for the foreseeable future, he has to be looked at as a building block. He's in the prime of his career right now, so we should take advantage of that and try to keep adding pieces to the existing puzzle, which he is a big part of.

     8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.
    All I ask from LA is to keep the same aggression. Keep improving over the summer. Maybe develop a lefty hook and continue to work on your face up game.

     9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?
    Patty yes, Rudy no. I'm glad Rudy started hustling more but if you're a guard in the NBA and can't shoot, what's your purpose out there? We need scoring off the bench and he's not providing it. Patty, we need to keep him. He's great for team chemistry and accepts his bench role. I'd like to see him work on his D & improve his shooting so he can get more run next year.

     10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?
    We could use another big, someone who pounds the boards and has endless energy. A young point guard would be nice for the future or a shooter as well. Babbs can shoot, but again he plays like Webster, thinks way to much out there. I'm still willing to give him a shot. Armon has tunnel vision. I still have high hopes for E-Will. Hopefully the surgeries didn't take away his hops.







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  1. TJ31
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    Posted 04/30/2011 2:39 PM

     1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.
    Yes, no way we can let him get away to a different team and have him become a Dwight Howard type guy.. that would really kill this franchise.
     2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that
    Easily the best point guard on the team and better than anyone we can afford in free agency so you have to keep him.
     3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?

    I think you should see what you could get for Camby but probably not enough but keep him... Also CJ definitely has a future with the team..  If he bulks up a lot and developes a better offensive game; in the post and fixing the way he shoots the ball (sorry, looks to much like Marcus Camby's jumper), than I can see him becoming a really good backup center.
     4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?
    Trade him.  As much as I like Batum, we already have talent at the 2-3 and people have said we could get current all-stars in return for him. 
     5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?
    If we could cut him so that we get far under the cap and can sign somebody better than him?  Yes.  If not than you have to keep him and start him.
     
    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
    Yes he's a legit starter and only in his second year....  He's the best 3-pt shooter on the team so streaky isn't a problem.  I just want to see him increase his vertical so he can get up and finish better around the hoop, and also improve his one-on-one drives and his pull-up jumper.
     7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    Yes, Yes, and Yes. 
     8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.
    If he can improve on his stamina and bulk up more (hopefully to Dwight Howard size, haha) I think he could be an all-star/MVP candidate
     9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?
    Patty, yes, Rudy, no.  Patty Mills is just a better version of Rudy...  He can shoot a lot better from 3pt, even better from mid-range.  He has better handling, and can drive to the hoop better than Rudy.  Plus he's a better passer... I was suprised Rudy was above him in the rotation.  I think you keep Patty and trade Rudy.
     10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?
    I think E-Will could get decent minutes NEXT year as a high energy athletic type of SG.  Imagine him and Wallace 2-on-1 on a fastbreak.  Luke Babbit showed he could become a good scorer at SF in a few years but not in any time soon.  And Patty's better than AJ.


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  1. TayC
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    Posted 04/30/2011 7:20 PM

    well the only thing to lose with oden, is another person who is actually going to play that position.
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  1. Patch
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    Posted 04/30/2011 9:45 PM


    1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team has to offer.
    Make the offer. Silly to think otherwise. Greg stays a Blazer.
    2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that
    Done deal as far as I'm concerned.
     3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?
    Camby's a trade and CJ's a building block along with...
     4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?
    Trade him for equal value. He's a great player with sparks but could be the lead for another team that needs his talents. Think Z Bo for the Grizzles.
     5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?
    Roy will never start again. Period. He's not the center of the Blazers any longer but he's a strong bench presence and future Portland jersey retiree. He stays, bu as a bench presence.
     6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
    Wesley was acquired to be a bench strengthener. Circumstances made him a starter and unless factors change that during the break he should remain a starter and compensated accordingly. In other words, too early to tell.
     7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    A starter and franchise player. Keep and compensate fully.
    8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.
    No argument.
    9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?
    Rudy, maybe. That's up to him. España may desire him and pay him more, but what does he want more? European fame or work toward an NBA Championship? It's his call.

    Patty's a keeper. What's Australia got that Portland doesn't, after all? :)
     10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?
    Not Jimmer. I like Kemba Walker from Conn., Malcolm Lee of UCLA and Desmond Holloway of Coastal Carolina.

    All strong guards and swing men with perimeter shooting.

    Add one to the mix of AJ, EW and LB keep the top two and trade the others.

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  1. Taylor Hybl
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    Posted 04/30/2011 11:03 PM

    Cp3 or Howard in the offseason?
        With camby and miller getting older Blazers need young talent at specifically those areas.
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 05/01/2011 12:11 AM

    CP3, did you see him play his ass off in the playoffs? i think he could help the team get better looks instead of throwing up desperate jumpers. plus dwight howard would command the ball a heavy portion of the time, and im not quite ready to thrown oden under the bus, but honestly either howard or CP3 would be a vast improvement.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 05/01/2011 2:55 PM

    Realistically, one has to ask themselves who currently on the roster, is going to be playing their best basketball in 3-4 years.  IMO, Portland's next championship window doesn't open for at least that long.  Two names, Aldridge and Matthews.  I would include GO, but with an asterisk.  I believe Greg is going to test the market and may force Portland's hand.  Ultimately, as he has said, staying here or not is HIS decision.  Some may argue Crash.  No.  His contract will be expiring long before, and his game is already starting to become more perimeter oriented.  Expect alot of changes by the next trade deadline Blazer fans.

    Clydefrog on Andre: "We should have our heads examined if we fail to pick up his option.  At the very least, it gives us another expiring contract to use at the deadline."  Very strong argument, IMO, and both he and Camby are good assets to couple Nic and/or Rudy with in getting good young talent in return.  Not a Nic fan.  Foresee talking about his limitless potential for the next several years, never seeing it realized.  Again, he doesn't have the motor.  Incredibly gifted athletically?  Absolutely.  Shame that a motor didn't come with those nice tires and killer paint job.

    Additionally, I would like to see us free ourselves of Babbitt's contract and keep Chris Johnson.  Cho will be a busy man.  Ultimately, HE will be this team's MVP, just give him some time.  Quote that.

    Lastly but certainly not leastly, I believe that waiving Brandon is this organizations only option, should amnesty come down with the new CBA.  Not a popular decision in the short term, especially here locally, but really the only one.  Unlike years past, a thread like this at this point in the year, is even MORE speculative, with the uncertainty of the CBA looming.
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  1. CharmCityBLA7ER
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    Posted 05/01/2011 7:24 PM

    If oden wants to stay he doesnt get more than 4yrs 24-28 million with a team option for the 4th bc he can be good but he cant stay healthy but if he is he cant knock 24-28 million when he already has like 30 million for only playn a full seasons worth of basketball. Throw in some incentives or milestone increases but if he want to go elsewhere let him but i dont know whos willing to make that risk.

    I love miller hes the rock that keeps the team together but hes not in our future.

    Rudy greatly dissapointed me in the playoffs and wasnt doin much of anything something like 3-17 from 3pt Wesley got to the cup but wasnt really knocking down his shots other than game 3 when he went for like 5 threes in a row then dissapeared in the 2nd half.

    I say we keep wes for a while but hes not a scoring 2 and his iso's should be seldom to below moderate in quantity unless he works with brandon or someone to refine his handle and give him some moves to goto off the bounce.

    But i think we should look to sign Rodney Stuckey this off-season. He is a legit number one option on the wing, offensive threat akin to tyreke evans without the 7ft+ wingspan. Will allow more motion and movement within half court. The pick-and-roll/ pick-and-pop will be deadly. Can break defense down in the half court, push the tempo and finish in transition.  Can hit the open man and set up teamates. Good midrange more reliable from 3 than Dre, gets to the line quite often. We retain our post-up advantage on pt guards as well as a sizeable height/weight advantage at 6'5 205. He can put defenders to shame i've seen his put thabo sefolosha on skates and blow past wade and dunk on bosh(dunk on bosh not impressive he's a  pussy). Hes a good pickup due to the fact he can match-up with the top tier point guards in the league. All we need to do is coach him up and show him when/how/and the nuances of the Blazer-Oop. Watch here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ZbfKXUs10

    Also i saw we make a run to get Chandler, Dalembert, NeNe, or Deandre Jordan. Preferably Deandre Jordan 68% from the field 1.8 bppg, 1.2 spg, 7.2 rpg on only 25 mpg highest upside by far. But the others are more expierienced but thats wat coaching is for

    And we should draft Kenneth Faired in the 1st round he is the NCAA all time rebounding at only 6'8 but unlike zach randolph and dejuan blair he is an uber athlete, great motor good post defender i think will be an offensive rebounding beast and will rebound out of his area on defense will be an excellent team defender and weakside defender. His mobility and speed will allow us to really push the tempo and make opposing bigs run hard. Hes a hard worker and it seems McMillan wants to bring in players that fit his mold  of hard working team oriented and defensive ala GW, AJ so this would be a good pick. Some scouts compare him to Dennis Rodman besides the lipstick, dress, and other eccentric ish. Watch pls:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o00R...re=related

    I would have armon be the back up pt guard spot i believe he could have taken JJ Barea and J kidd out of the game he is a great defender and from when he was on the floor his energy typically rubbed off on his teammates. Armon gave Brandon Jennings, and rose trouble earlier in the year by makin them work and i think he deserves more time.

    Luke if possible buy him some balls he just is scared when hes on the court and doesn't believe in his shot but he knows hes a marksmen i dont know what is his problem. 

    Package rudy fernandez, luke babbit, and a 2nd rnd pick and see who bites

    starting lineup:
    1:Rodney Stuckey
    2:Wesley Matthews/Brandon Roy
    3:Gerald Wallace
    4:Lamarcus Aldridge
    5:Marcus Camby/Deandre Jordan

    Bench:
    1:Armon Johnson
    2:Brandon Roy
    3:Niclas Batum
    4:Kenneth Faired/Chris Johnson
    5:Deandre Jordan/Chris Johnson
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  1. Taylor Hybl
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    Posted 05/02/2011 9:59 PM

    would be a great pickup for stuckey. nene would be legit
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  1. tamalicious
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    Posted 05/04/2011 12:33 AM

    @ClydeFrog: Ditto to everything you commented except #5, B. Roy.  That's an expensive second unit with him coming off the bench...if he gets stronger and additional rehab helps his game over the summer, then I'm with you all the way.  I'll keep my fingers crossed...
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  1. LAS11291
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    Posted 05/04/2011 2:38 PM

    Dump Fernandez & Babbitt, 2 "shooters" that can't shoot. They're just extra bodies filling the bench.
    Build around Matthews, Wallace, & Aldridge.
    IF there is a lock-out, cut Roys contract and re-sign him for less, although his knees are gone, he'd be pretty solid off the bench. That would loosen up some pressure on our Salary Cap so we could sign some solid role players.

    Priority #1: Add some size, Aldridge need's some help, if we can keep him limited to around 36-37 minutes a game he shouldn't be exhausted come the post-season. There's some solid big men in the 2011 Free Agent class or players we could trade for. NeNe, Dalembert, Chandler, Jordan, Humphries, & so on. Each would be worth looking at.

    Priority #2: Add some shooters & slashers, with the exception of Gerald Wallace, none of our guys can really penetrate and get to the rim! Roy can no longer do it as effectively & often as he used to, and  we need more than one guy cutting to the rim while everybody else is shooting jumpers.

    I love Miller & Batum, but if the right move comes along, PULL THE TRIGGER! Batum is good, but he ain't worth turning Chris Paul down for. Lol. We no longer have a "finisher", a guy who can execute plays down the stretch and keep us afloat, and close out late in games. Lot's of teams having been looking at Batum, if they're willing to trade some star-power, so be it.

    That being said, GET 'ER DONE CHO! Looking forward to the 2011-12 season. If Cho doe's his job and is active this summer we could be looking at a GOOD season. :)
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  1. SLC04
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    Posted 05/04/2011 2:51 PM

    1.Greg Oden – Hard to tell , haven’t seen him play in a while.


    2. Andre miller – There should be NO question here to keep him !!!



    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson – Tuff call… Camby has proven his worth and Chris Johnson has giving us things to think about for sure.


    4. Batum- We have seen he can step up and be aggressive .. need to see it more and more confidence. Both things he can learn from Wallace… so off the bench nnot starter.

    5. Roy – Another tuff call. He was kinda hit and miss (no pun intended) but the guy is all heart.. gotta love him but “centerpiece” no sorry.  


    6. Matthews- Can’t believe the question  “Is he a legitimate starter..” was even asked !  Of course he is !!!

    7. Crash Wallace – Hell yes and  absolutely !  Look at what happen in the short time we had him this past season… imagine all the time before the first pre-season game to practice with his new team …. Need I say more ?

    8. LaMarcus- I agree  … work hard in the off season and be even better next year!

    9. Rudy/Patty- Either could have a future easily but I think more return on the investment would come from Patty. In the small amounts of play time Patty showed more consistency and“never say die” attitude weather on the floor or on the bench. If Patty missed a three HE tried again, can’t say the same for Rudy. Not to mention the upbeat positive attitude of Patty EVERY game!!!

     


    10. Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt- If we can get something good out of them go for it. I think Luke has potential..seemed to in the D anyway and when we did have him on the floor so playtime might be the ticket…build confidence and less nervous in the RG.  

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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 05/06/2011 11:47 AM

    Sign everyone. then look to trade for D. Howard, CP3, D. Williams or R. Stuckey. look to draft  #1K. Faried pf,  , #2D. McCamey pg, #3K Benson c, #4I. Shumpert sg, #5F. Ezeli c. or #6K. Thompson sg
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  1. LAS11291
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    Posted 05/06/2011 6:50 PM

    Andre Miller & Nicolas Batum for Kyrie Irving...
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  1. LAS11291
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    Posted 05/06/2011 6:51 PM

    Andre Miller & Nicolas Batum for Kyrie Irving...
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  1. BrianTQuach
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    Posted 05/08/2011 4:26 PM

    1. Definitely give him the offer. If he does well, we can sign him to a long-term contract. If not, we let him go and move on
    2. Give Miller the option. He's been a productive point guard and is a big contributor to our team. Only reason the Blazers should let him go is if they somehow get Chris Paul or Deron Williams.
    3. Keep Marcus Camby; his rebounding, blocking and passing is vital to us. Chris Johnson was the NBADL defensive player of the year, so I see no reason not to keep him.
    4. Batum will eventually live up to the potential, but it will be a while. Gearld Wallace was huge for us in the playoffs and has several years left in the tank.
    5. If Roy's knees ever get better than they are now, start him. He may not be the centerpiece, but he is now a 6th man of the year candidate.
    6. Matthews is a little streaky, but given that he's only been in the league 2 years, he will be fine.
    7. Wallace is obviously a building block and will be even better given more time.
    8. Aldridge is the franchise player and will be an All-Star next year for sure.
    9. I think Patty does with his energy, ability to create plays and knock some 3-pointers down. As for Rudy, trade him and get something back. Things haven't been the same since his rookie year.
    10. Not sure about the draft, but get rid of Babbitt and Johnson. Johnson has tunnel vision and is starting to remind me of Jerryd Bayless. Babbitt could not make shots this season like he did in college, then add the fact he is not a great defender. Williams will be a beast of an athlete and help us out. IMO, I think we should go after Pooh Jeter. I love the fact he played at UP and worked his butt off for 4 years to finally make the NBA this season with the Kings. He is more of a true point guard than Armon and can hit the 3-pointer when needed. Go Pooh!!!
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 05/09/2011 1:12 PM

    Posted By tamalicious on 05/04/2011 12:33 AM
    @ClydeFrog: Ditto to everything you commented except #5, B. Roy.  That's an expensive second unit with him coming off the bench...if he gets stronger and additional rehab helps his game over the summer, then I'm with you all the way.  I'll keep my fingers crossed...
    While I agree that it is an expensive 2nd unit, what else can we do with Roy? I really think he is untradeable due to his contract and injury history. And the only way we could possibly get rid of that deal is if the new CBA allowed for an amnesty clause which could waive him and his salary from our salary cap. But nothing is set in stone, so for the time being, I think Roy off the bench is what we have to deal with. If he can score 13-15 a night in 25-28 minutes, I'll gladly take it. He's still clutch, he can still shoot and if he can just find ways to get to the hoop in a craftier manner (just like Dre), I think he'll be fine.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 05/09/2011 1:17 PM

    Posted By LAS11291 on 05/06/2011 6:50 PM
    Andre Miller & Nicolas Batum for Kyrie Irving...
    Depends on whether Irving's toe is fully healed or not. As some may know, I've been hyping Kyrie for the longest time, but there are some rumors that he may have to wear a special insert or something on that foot. Foot problems for athletes just scare the crap out of me.
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  1. Chad Everett
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    Posted 05/09/2011 4:37 PM

    1. Greg Oden - make the offer. If he wants to leave he'll just jump on one of the many other offers given him this summer. If he does, let him go.

    2. Andre Miller - Bring him back. And if he's open to a backup veteran role in the future I'd even consider another contract after that (1 yr + 1 yr team option).

    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson - Bring both back. Chris could work out, and we will need Camby badly next year. Also, will Pryzbilla retire this summer? If not, I'd resign him to a cheap 3-4 year vet min contract (with play bonuses and the final two years both as team options). If he gets healthy, we could use his D, rebounding and toughness. Having him healthy against Chandler in the playoffs would have really helped. Barron will be gone, and if Pryz does retire or Oden leaves, we might even see Pendergraph or Cunningham invited to camp. Both of which we could have used this year. This years draft seems to be deep at PF, so we could be looking to draft a PF/C.

    4. Batum - Keep him. He's only 22, and seems to be toughening up. His ability to guard the 1-4 spots is a huge strength.

    5. Roy - I don't think we could trade him. If he can regain his shot, his confidence and his ability to drive, he could still be a huge asset. Starter at SG? Maybe. Wes has been so hot and cold that its a toss-up.

    6. Matthews - Should contribute, but as a starter?

    7. Crash Wallace - Key piece of the future.

    8. LaMarcus - Key piece of the future. Has to add more going left, and add a little more bulk. Its all about what he does in the summer.

    9. Rudy/Patty - Keep Patty. He brings 3-point shooting, speed defense that works very well against some PGs (though definitely not all). As to Rudy? If he gets his shot together and regain his confidence, maybe. But he could also be included in a trade. His cheap salary might bring value if we try to jump up in the draft.

    10. Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? We'll have Elliott on the team next year? Will he contribute? Ask me in November. Armon and Luke have positive and negatives. If we get a free agent PG or pick one up in the draft, Armon will be gone. Luke is iffy. He has to show confidence and better shooting next year. I think its mental, and that's hard to predict. He will be competing with our draft picks for a roster spot, or get included in a trade.
  1. Strobes503
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    Posted 05/09/2011 6:29 PM

    1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.

    *** make the offer, and pray to god he can stay injury free. 

    2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that

    *** obviously make the offer, and consider extending his contract so he can finish his career here. Not sure we could get an adequate replacement by dealing him, and we know how good we are at drafting starting quality pg's. Andre has game, and with the way he plays, I don't think he will change a whole lot as he gets older.

    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?


    *** Marcus is great for this team, but considering his age/and the fact that he is injury prone I believe we should put him on the block before the trade deadline. A contender might be willing to give us something for a guy like him, or a team desperate to replace a superstar and get value in a trade.... who knows, all I know is that Camby is getting older, and he breaks down alot. If you can get an adequate return, think about it. 

    Chris Johnson on the other hand.... Keep. Him! A guy like him would be cheap, also.. hungry to show he is capable of being in the NBA. He was D-league defensive POY, and quite frankly we need more Centers than anything else. Our guys break down for some reason, so please sign CJ!

    4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?

    *** if Batum would get his butt in the weight room and bulk up a bit, do the D. Rose and shoot 1000 shots a day, work on his inside game and attacking the basket, I believe he could be something REALLY special.. because of that potential I say we have to keep him. The only way Batum can be dealt is if it is a package deal which gives us a superstar, which is highly unlikely. Any other trade with that guy and I think we will all regret it.

    5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?

    *** If the new CBA allows teams to cut ONE player... we have to cut him. The amount of money owed to him and the fact that we are a luxury tax team/ and are still several players short of being a contender is why. I know he saved the franchise, I know he was "the natural", but the bottom line is we already have too many injury prone players, and even if Roy can be affective, HE WILL NEVER be as affective as his salary SAYS HE SHOULD BE. BOTTOM LINE. This is a business, and the smart decision would be to clear up cap space. We can't trade him, without taking back an equally bad or multiple bad contracts.... 

    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?

    *** He is a legitimate starter in the NBA, but I don't think I would consider our team a contender anyways, and Matthews certainly isn't the weak link. I'd like to see Wes work on his ball handling skills, as well as learning to attacking the rim more affectively so he can create his own shot a bit more. Wesley will be fine. He's humble, and he still seems very hungry to get better in this league, not all guys have that sort of chip on their shoulder, we need more of it!

    7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?

    *** Gerald Wallace is a beast! He will continue to get better, especially with a training camp and practice with his team. Definitely a building block, the only way we trade him is if it is a package deal for a superstar. He'd be awfully hard to replace.

    8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.

    *** I predicted Lamarcus would break out in the 2009-2010 season, but it turns out he was a year late. No problem, as long as he continues strength and conditioning and can learn how to be more of a leader and start hitting 4th quarter free throws, i think he'll will be alright. That and if we are able to get rid of Brandon I think Lamarcus will naturally step up and be a better player. LA is too nice, I don't think he has it in him to stand up and be the Alpha dog if Roy is still on the team, he respects him too much to do that, and he naturally defers to Brandon in the leadership department. Either way, Lamarcus just needs to continue working on his inside game, and we will be fun.

    9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?

    *** Somebody please tell me why we didn't trade Rudy for Wilson Chandler when we had the chance?! I was begging for that trade to happen. I don't hate Rudy, and I am very happy he turned his attitude around last season, but the bottom line is that he is a headcase, he isn't consistent, and he's not getting better... his stats have mostly all declined since his rookie year. Not worth the trouble, see what you can get whether it be draft picks or package deal with another player mentioned above??
    Patty- as long as we can keep him cheap, and depending on who we get in the draft he is a descent backup pg. He needs to have a bit more control on the floor, maybe even try to emulate JJ Barea's game... that might be hard though considering we don't have enough guys who can consistently hit their shots. Patty is also a great cheerleader and team guy. 

    10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?

    *** we need to target quality backup PF's. Not undersized guys, playing up a position or sometimes two (dante/jeff). I like Kenneth Faried from Morehead State. He's an awesome rebounder, he hustles on both offense and defense. I want to see what Elliot Williams can do, he's real athletic.... but who knows we haven't seen him play. Luke Babbitt looks scared as hell out on the floor and with Batum and Gerald Wallace, I don't think he'll get significant minutes. Armon needs more time to develop. So much of this is going to be up in the air with the potential lockout coming so who knows.... Go Blazers! 


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  1. lukewarm
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    Posted 05/10/2011 9:45 PM

    Posted By ClydeFrog on 04/29/2011 7:36 PM

     1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.
    If we strongly feel that we would be able to get nene or marc gasol in the off season then i would have to say dump oden, hes an injury waiting to happen, and even if he does get back in playing form next season i doubt he will ever be dominant. he may be able to play and provide some extra rebounds and a few point but i dont think he is a guy we would totally regret getting rid of. we screwed up in the draft. Its time to cut our losses and move on and stop wishing on oden. its been four years i mean come on.

     2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that
    Absolutely give andre the money. not only is he our only point guard than can actually play but who else are we goin to get right now thats much better, aaron brooks? goran dragic? love miller, hes gotta stay at least one more year.

     

     3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?
    I say we keep camby another year, same with johnson. Its already known that oden wont be ready to play when the season starts anyway. hes not allowed to even run until august, training camp is in september. We need both camby and johnson to share the minutes next year. i would love to sign johnson for a 2 year 3 million dollar deal or somewhere in that range. hes dirt cheap and showed promise in the playoffs. not a big risk to say the least.

     

     4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?
    Gerald wallace is our starter. period. batum comes off the bench. if he doesnt like it then fine. if he asks to be traded we all know his trade value is unbelievable right now. hes a good player and could be great, but he has to realize whats best for the team. hes only 22, hes still gonna get good minutes and he knows that we feel hes our future in the long run.

     

     5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?
    I dont know if roy should start but i think we should keep him even with the whole cba thing. He started getting it back towards the end of the season and even tho his knees are shot, his craftiness and i.q. are good enough to keep him at a decent level for the next few years. hes going to have all off season to recoperate, im not willing to give up on roy yet, lets see how he bounces back.

     

     

    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
    I love Mathews, i love what he brings every game and thats heart. hes a good defender, a good scorer, and works his but off. Lets not forget he a second year player that averaged just under 16 ppg. thats extremely solid, better than nick batum has done in 3 years. Hes a definite starter.

     
     7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    i think wallace has 2 or 3 good solid years left. he will only get better the more time he spends on the team. i think he is a building block for our team especially if we want to win now. not 5 years down the road but now. i mean the guy isnt 34 or 35 hes 29. still has alot to give, stick with him, hes great for our team and the guys around him.

     

     8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.
    lamarcus isnt a tough guy. at least not in the nba, but i dont think he has to physically be tough to play tough. i dont think his game is soft. guys can be skinny and still play tough and be considered a banger down low. it's all about how you play. you might say this guy is soft but do you think 21 ppg is soft? Sure it would help if he bulked up but when he wanted to he banged down low and on nights could dominate the paint. it's all in the mind, he has an incredible basketball body and can be a tough scrappy player for us.

     

     9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?
    Patty and rudy are good for one thing. = trade bait. im sorry but neither has a future in the nba, at least not a very bright one.

     

     10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?
    Its always wise to invest in the draft. But i dont think there is a rookie we can get that will help us this year or the next. pick the best player we feel we can get and maybe he will blossom and be a good player for us 3 years from now. armon, elliot and luke are all expendable. i could care less what happens to them. babbs is terrible, just not an nba player. williams is still a big question mark, and armon is fit for the nba but nate didnt give him much of a chance and once teams scouted him he did practically nothing. locked down.

     

     

     

     

     

     







  1. jamsmashers
    jamsmashers
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    Posted 05/11/2011 6:50 AM

    I think there are allstars to be snatched this offseason. CP3, Howard, j rich (expiring contract I believe). Make a run at somebody. I think the only three guys we keep are gerald, aldrage, and roy( no 1 will take his contract) imagine these lineups

    Mills roy gerald aldrege howard    or
    cp3 mathews gerald aldrege camby (note both trades battum would most likely be involved in)
    j rich would be pretty easy to grab better than rudy off the bench
    some othere 4th idea im not think about, we will make a move though
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  1. Hg
    Hg
    Posts: 60

    Posted 05/12/2011 8:14 AM

    You forgot to add the part of how do we get Rodney Stuckey, Deandre Jordan, Does teams automatically give us great players for the players we don't want?

    This is not fantasy bb where you can get any player you want. this is the real world.

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  1. Hg
    Hg
    Posts: 60

    Posted 05/12/2011 8:33 AM

    We have too many questions to be answered before we start trading off piecies.

    Do you honestly know what Greg has in his mind? Do you take John Conzono as the gospal, remember Greg was supposedly running from him. Do you think Greg would be open to John C? His agent is putting out bait to jack his value up. Before we do anything else, we have to wait to see how Greg's contract unfolds. Some has been wishing to dump him, but IMO, they best be careful as to what they wish for. Nobody knows including Greg what his body will do from now on. All his injuries are unrelated.



    The same with Brandon Roy, we need to see what the off-season brings and where he will fit.



    Although I am in the camp of trading Rudy, we don't know how much his back was bothering him if his eye sight is causing lost of vision focus and if it can be corrected. We know he had the talant to shoot, The Brass should at least find out why that disappeared before dumping him.



    We haven't seen Elliot Williams at all, we haven't seen a big enough example of Babbitt, Armon, Mils, Chris to know.



    IMO, this is not the time to blow up the team and look strictly to the future, We add and substract piecies to keep up our winning record and work for the future at the same time. Some of the players that fans wants is just un-retainable. Do you think the Hornets are just going to give CP3 away, Where is the money or the players coming from to get Rodney Suckley?



    Everybody, can speculate, plan, think they know more then the Brass, but the bottom line is we don't know squat.

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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/12/2011 2:11 PM

    The first domino will fall on Tuesday as the Draft Lottery takes place. If certain teams jump up, they could be in position to take a player they didn't think would be there, and creating a log jam at certain spots.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posts: 975

    Posted 05/12/2011 2:58 PM

    Posted By Hg on 05/12/2011 8:33 AM

    Although I am in the camp of trading Rudy, we don't know how much his back was bothering him if his eye sight is causing lost of vision focus and if it can be corrected. We know he had the talant to shoot, The Brass should at least find out why that disappeared before dumping him.

    Back problems or not, Rudy's got to go. He hasn't played at a good level since December of his rookie season! He still makes a nice pass here and there but he rarely slashes to the hoop anymore and his 3 point shooting is non-existent. With Wesley and Roy in the mix, there isn't a huge need for Rudy. I doubt we get much for him but I'll take a future 1st round pick right now instead.
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  1. blazersforlife234
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    Posted 05/13/2011 1:09 PM

    Posted By DHawes22 on 05/12/2011 2:11 PM
    The first domino will fall on Tuesday as the Draft Lottery takes place. If certain teams jump up, they could be in position to take a player they didn't think would be there, and creating a log jam at certain spots.

    I totally agree... if a team not in the top 10 (bottom ten teams in the league) somehow managed to get a top 3 pick that would throw a lot of things off and teams may be willing to trade down in the draft? Are we a team that would be looking to package something to net a top 5 pick possibly? That remains to be seen
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  1. coltonjg1998
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    Posted 05/13/2011 5:20 PM

    Posted By blazersforlife234 on 05/13/2011 1:09 PM
    Posted By DHawes22 on 05/12/2011 2:11 PM
    The first domino will fall on Tuesday as the Draft Lottery takes place. If certain teams jump up, they could be in position to take a player they didn't think would be there, and creating a log jam at certain spots.

    I totally agree... if a team not in the top 10 (bottom ten teams in the league) somehow managed to get a top 3 pick that would throw a lot of things off and teams may be willing to trade down in the draft? Are we a team that would be looking to package something to net a top 5 pick possibly? That remains to be seen
    We have many picks to trade, and rudy with maybe camby or miller, depending on who we are looking at. This has some potential.

    I would be seriously mad if batum was traded for anybody other than d12 or cp3. this kid has the potential of scottie pippen. what are some ideas in a trade to get cp3? batum miller rudy 1st round pick for cp3? more? less?
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 05/13/2011 5:27 PM

    i think portland could potentially fill the spot that has plauged their lineups if they go after David West.

    if like camby doesnt make it to next season, a starting line up with Wallace , West , and Aldridge at 3, 4 , 5 would be killer.
    West is consistent, plays hard, good d, better offense....
    and i do believe his contract expiries this off season...
    like camby can totally come off the bench or start sometimes if somethings not working.
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  1. william
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    Posted 05/14/2011 2:15 AM

    trade camby ,armon,and dre to orlando for dwight howard and jameer nelson
  1. Mr. Roy
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    Posted 05/14/2011 10:41 AM

    1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.

    Match any offer any other team has for Oden

    2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that

    Exercise the option on Miller unless he could be used in a trade for Rodney Stuckey...

    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?

    Trade Camby and Rudy for a higher pick in the draft. Keep Chris Johnson, and sign DeAndre Jordan.

    4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?

    Keep Batum on the Bench as long as "Crash" is in Portland. Don't trade him unless an offer for a superstar ala Chris Paul, Dwight Howard etc. comes up.

    5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?

    Start Wes Matthews at the beginning of the season. Roy is no longer the franchise centerpiece and unless he becomes it again, keep him as a solid bench player.

    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?

    Matthews could easily be a starter for a contending team. He was our most consistant 3-point threat and he brings hustle every night. He could improve on his mid-range game and creating shots for himself.

    7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?

    He is definately a building block for the next few years.

    8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this
    year.

    Go L.A.! Should have been on 2nd team.

    9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?

    I think Armon is the best option at the third point guard position, we don't need 2 3rd point guards. As I said before package Camby and Rudy for a high pick in this or next years draft.

    10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?

    Draft Kenneth Faried, he's like Matthews at the Power Forward position-Hustles on every position and though he is undersized at the 4 he led the nation in rebounding. Elliot Williams is a beast. Hope he's still got hops after surgery.
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  1. Posted 05/14/2011 1:06 PM

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  1. Mieke Appel
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    Posted 05/14/2011 5:50 PM

    The most glaring thing you missed in your assessment is, shouldn't Batum be the 2 and now Matthews?  That's what he plays in France and when Roy was out and we were trying different things, when Batum was in, we were winning.  Batum is beefing up during the summer and should have the stature to make us a tall and powerful squad.  Start Batum at the 2 spot and let Matthews come off of the bench as well as Roy.
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  1. TayC
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    Posted 05/14/2011 6:41 PM

    i tihnk batum should play more, the dude is the best kept secret in the league.
    but nate doesnt play with a style that could utilize batums skill set.
    Roy i would put at the #2, but i dont think he is going to play like he did in that playoff game..... lower caliber.
    i mean where was he in the game right after that?
    i think matthews will stay starting, i dont agree but i think he will....
    Batum is 6'8
    wallace is 6'8
    it would be dope to have all the big dudes up in there but i just dont see it
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  1. mmeewes
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    Posted 05/14/2011 7:30 PM

    �1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.
    I say that we go all out and not only extend him a qualifying offer, but take it a step further and talk contract extension. Maybe 4 years 40m? Greg can still be a force in this league and you watch, as soon as he starts dominating again all the "experts" will change their story and rave about him and justify his number 1 pick.

    �2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that
    Pick up his option, talk to Minnesota about a batum, rudy, luke, and cash considerations for their number 1 pick if they can finally bring over Ricky Rubio. Then draft kyrie Irving and be set for the future.

    �3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?
    If we extend greg to a 4 year deal, then hold on to camby and let him start and have greg come off the bench. Swing chis johnson to the 4 spot to give LA some much needed rest. Oh and make sure Chris gets in the gym and adds a solid 20 lb. of muscle.
    �4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?
    I think the word potential isn't a good thing in the NBA. We play in a now league and if you aren't preforming now your doing no good. I say still keep batum, acclimate him to coming off the bench and be a knock down perimeter shooter. That is unless the T-wolves want him for the #1 pick we talked about.

    �5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?
    I think that the Brandon Roy situation depends on a few different things. (1) How does Brandon treat the off season/ How does he intend to contribute to the team next season. (2) How the blazers deal with the Draft/ Free Agent signings/ Trades.

    1)  If Brandon Roy wants to start at the two spot next season he is going to have to change his game. He needs to work on his perimeter shot, if he can shoot a cool 40% even that would open things up tremendously. He will also need to work on his court vision and lateral movement. Know when to drive the lane, and when to pass is huge for a ball handler.

    2) If the blazers draft/sign a point guard in the off season Brandon won't have to play at the one spot and we can be two deep hopefully at every position. If they don't then he will be forced to come off the bench backing up andre miller for another year.

    �6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
    The thing about Wesley is that he is young and smart, two very important attributes in an NBA player. Wesley knows that he can't be a streaky shooter and expect to start over B-Roy next season. Wesley has a spot on this roster for sure, but he is not without flaws. Wesley BADLY needs to work on his ball handling skills and post up game. Wesley is an over sized two guard and we saw glimpses of how Nate would like to use his guards in the post season this year. If we can have our two guards knock down outside shots, take the ball to the rack, and post up smaller defenders, this team gets a whole lot scarier.

    �7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    I think Gerald is Gerald and he's just gonna keep doin' what he does best, puttin' his head down and bull dozen his way through defenders for bucks and boards. My only quam is that he decided to take his off season vacation early this post season to only come back too late. Hopefully next year will be one more playoff season in the bag and he can shed whatever "jitters" he may have had.

    �8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.
    LA is simple, keep developing your post moves, and wish upon a star the blazers can acquire a serviceable PF to give the man a rest. If that can happen, he can keep his weight up, stamina up, and mentality up.

    �9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?
    Rudy is easy, test the waters and see if there is ANY shred of interest left in other teams about him after his dreadful season. If not, try and include him in a package deal for some sort of sign and trade for a more consistent shooter, or let Barcelona buy him out.

    As for Patty, I don't think Mr. Allen has given up his crush on the Ausie nor do I see him doin' so anytime soon. So let him do what he does best, sit comfortably in the 15th roster spot and waive towels to his teammates from the bench to cheer them on.

    �10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?
    Babbit is a joke, Armon can play 3rd string PG, and the Jury is out on Elliot still. As far as the draft, we need a PG and a Front Court player. I say cut the rookies and offer Jamal Crawford a honkin contract to come hang with his good buddy B-Roy in his Northwest roots and shoot lights out for the blazers!

    What do you all think? And update this thread whenever something with free agency/trades/rumors/news/draft happens!
  1. imablazersfan7
    imablazersfan7
    Posts: 5

    Posted 05/15/2011 8:13 AM

    1. Greg Oden qualifying offer (8.8 mil.) If we offer him the free agent offer by June 30 he is officially a RESTRICTED free agent, meaning we could match any contract offer another team  has to offer.

    THIS IS A NO BRAINER, HE HAS HAD BAD LUCK IN THE BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER! HE'S ON 23 ANYWAY. FIND ME A GUY OUT THERE THAT HAS THE CENTER BODY OF WORK THAT GREG HAS IN THE NBA RIGHT NOW? YOU CAN'T FIND ONE, WELL THAT'S CUZ HE IS THE ONLY ONE THERE, HE'S PUTTING IN THE WORK, BRING THE KID BACK!!

    2. Andre miller (7.2 mil. team option). We have the option to have him for the 2011-2012 season at the cost of $7.2 mil. Simple as that

    ANDRE WAS HUGE FOR US LAST YEAR IN SO MANY WAYS, THE WAY HE SEES THE FLOOR TO LEADING THE NBA IN LOB PASSES. BUT THE LIABILITIES WITH HIM ON THE DEFENSIVE END AND HIS LACK OF 3PT RANGE MAKES ME WANT TO LOOK ELSEWHERE. AT THIS POINT IN HIS CAREER, HE IS ONE OF TOP DISTRIBUTORS IN THE GAME, SO MAYBE A SIGN-AND-TRADE FOR AN UP AND COMING GUARD WHO CAN SHOOT, AND DISTRIBUTE, HMMMM CHRIS PAUL ANYONE??

    3. Marcus Camby/ Chris Johnson. We have Camby under contract for one more year, and some people think that Chris Johnson  has a future with this team. Do we look to trade Camby and get younger value for him and let Johnson get more minutes, or do we still rely on Camby to be our starting center (disregarding Oden's situation)?

    CAMBY WON'T DO A TRADE TO ANOTHER TEAM, HE IS A GREAT LEADER FOR US ON AND OFF THE COURT, HE WANTS TO RETIRE A BLAZER, HIS SKILLSET IS SOMETHING TO KEEP AROUND AS WE LOOK TO HAVE GREG BACK. HAVE UNCLE CAM SCHOOL THE BIG FELLA ON SOME THINGS. A YOUNG CAMBY IN ODEN, WELL EVEN AS A TEACHER, AND SOMEONE WHO CAN STILL AVERAGE, 10PTS-15RBS-2BLKS I THINK NOT TALKING ABOUT TRADING HIM IS THE BEST THING WE COULD DO. AND DEFINITELY BRING CJ BACK, REGARDLESS OF THE GO SITUATION, THE DEPTH IN THE MIDDLE AND HIS SHOT BLOCKING ABILITY IS UNMATCHED!!

    4. Batum; Should he start? Come off the bench? Will he live up to his potential?

    WITH THIS TEAM I DON'T THINK HE WILL LIVE UP TO HIS POTENTIAL. HE HAS SHOWN FLASHES HERE AND THERE, BUT HONESTLY WE NEED MORE THAN WHAT HE CAN GIVE US AT THIS POINT. WE NEED CONSISTENCY, SO, ENTERTAIN OFFERS TO SEE WHAT TRADES ARE OUT THERE FOR HIM AND WHAT VALUE WE CAN GET BACK FOR HIM. I SEE HIM AS OUR 6TH MAN, FIRST MAN OFF THE BENCH OTHERWISE UNTIL CRASH'S CONTRACT IS UP. HE NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO BE AGGRESSIVE LIKE GERALD AND GET TO THE RIM MORE AND REBOUND. SO KEEP HIM IF YOU CAN'T GET GOOD VALUE FOR HIM.

    5. Roy; Should he start? Should we cut him baring the new CBA possibly coming out which may give us the option to cut a player WITHOUT having to pay him his full salary ($82 mil. for Roy). Is he still a centerpiece for our franchise?

    THIS IS REALLY HARD TO WRITE, BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN A FAVORITE OF MINE SINCE HIS SENIOR YEAR AT UW!! IS HE DONE REALLY? IS THIS ALL GOD WILL ALLOW US TO HAVE "THE NATURAL"? WELL, HONESTLY I THINK HE HAS A LOT TO PROVE, AND IT WOULD BE IGNORANT OF THE FRONT OFFICE AND FANS TO WRITE OFF A GUY WHO CARRIED THIS FRANCHISE TO THE PLAYOFFS TWO PREVIOUS YEARS AND WAS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE TOP 2 GUARDS IN THE WEST, IF NOT THE ENTIRE NBA. HE NEEDS TO START POINT BLANK!! WESLEY IS FINE COMING OF THE BENCH WITH THE SECOND UNIT AND HONESTLY WE COULD USE HIS ENERGY OFF THE BENCH AS THE 6TH OR 7TH MAN IN THE ROTATION. JUST START HIM, IF HE STRUGGLES FIRST MONTH OF NEXT SEASON IF THERE IS A SEASON, TRY AND SEE IF HE WILL RE-NEGOTIATE HIS CONTRACT SO WE CAN BRING IN SOMEONE ELSE. BUT THE WAY HE SHOWED US SOMETHING BIG WHEN HE PLAYED AGAINST DALLAS, IS SOMETHING WE CAN'T OVERLOOK. HE, GERALD, LA, AND GREG ARE OUR CORE, WE NEED TO KEEP THAT CORE GOING!!

    6. Matthews. Is he a legitimate starter for a contending team? Is he too streaky? What can he improve?
     SEE ABOVE, GREAT BENCH CONTRIBUTOR!

    7. Crash Wallace; will he improve given more time with the Blazers? Should he be looked at as a building block for our team?
    CRASH IS A HUGE PIECE FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP RUN FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS, THE ENERGY HE BRINGS US IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO BUILD ON AND BRING IN OTHERS JUST LIKE HIM, AKA CHRIS PAUL. IMAGINE A LINEUP OF CHRIS PAUL-PG BRANDON ROY(BACK TO HIS OLD SELF)-SG GERALD WALLACE-SF LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE-PF GREG ODEN(HEALED AND MOTIVATED TO SET ALL HIS HATERS STRAIGHT!)-C  THIS LINEUP IS THAT OF AN ALL-STAR TEAM, SO ITS A NO BRAINER WITH THE LAKERS OUT THE WINDOW TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN AND THE TEXAS 2SOME OF SAN ANTONIO, AND DALLAS ARE OLD AND THEIR WINDOW IS CLOSING OR CLOSED. ITS US AND OKC ATOP THE WEST!! LETS DO THIS!! TRADE BATUM, RUDY, ANDRE, AND A 1ST ROUNDER FOR CHRIS PAUL, AND QUINCY PONDEXTER(ROY'S UW TEAMMATE). I'M SURE MONTY WOULD LOVE ANDRE, AND THE DEPTH OF RUDY AND BATUM, AND THE CAPROOM TO GO AFTER A TOP TIER 2 GUARD TO LEAD THE TEAM.

    8. LaMarcus; no questions here. Beast, all-star in the making, needs to bulk up and improve leadership.  Work hard in the offseason and be even better than this year.

    AGREED BRING LA BACK, HE'S HUNGRY, ALL-STAR SNUB, AND EARLY EXIT IN PLAYOFFS WILL MOTIVATE HIM TO COME BACK NEXT YEAR NEW AND IMPROVED!!

    9. Rudy/Patty; do either have a real future with the team? Which one is most expendable or could we get the most value for?

    PATTY CAKES IS AN ENERGY GUY OFF THE BENCH, AND A GREAT STORY FOR A GUY WHO WASN'T EVEN ON THE ROSTER TIL PENDERGRAPH TORE HIS KNEE UP. SO I WOULD SAY GRANT RUDY HIS WALKING PAPERS AND SEND HIM TO THE EASTER CONFERENCE, OR MINNESOTA, THEY HAVE LOTS OF YOUNG TALENT THERE FOR THE PICKING, MAYBE RUDY GOING THERE, WILL FINALLY BRING OVER RICKY RUBIO. BEST PERSON TO TRADE IS RUDY. LOVE HIS ENERGY OFF THE BENCH, BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH FOR WHAT HIS EXPECTATIONS WERE TO US WHEN WE GOT HIM.

    10. Lastly, who do we target in the draft? Any particular college players? What do we do with the likes of Armon Johnson, Elliott Williams, and Luke Babbitt? Should they get some big minutes next year if we do indeed go into sort of a rebuilding mode... again?

    I THINK THAT LUKE AND ARMON WILL BE PIECES IN A TRADE, THEY HAVE GOOD UPSIDE FOR SOME TEAMS WITH A LOW RISK POTENTIAL. ELLIOTT WILLIAMS WAS INJURED LAST YEAR, AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HIM COME OFF THE BENCH NEXT YEAR AND BE A GUY LIKE WESLEY, OR NIC THAT CAN GIVE US PRODUCTIVE MINUTES. I DON'T SEE US NEEDING TO GET ANY YOUNGER ON ANY POSITION, IF WE CAN GET BYU GUARD JIMMER FREDETTE, WE COULD CERTAINLY USE HIS SHOOTING SKILLS AND ADDED COMPETION TO THE PG-SG SPOT. TREY THOMPKINS, Georgia 6'9" SF-PF COULD GIVE US SOME DEPTH BEHIND LAMARCUS, A GUY THAT CAN CLEAN UP IN THE PAINT AND THROW IT DOWN WITH AUTHORITY, PROJECTED AS A MID 1ST ROUNDER BUT COULD FALL TO US DEPENDING ON WHAT OTHER TEAMS PICK. JOHN HENSON UNC 6'10, ANOTHER GUY TO WATCH OUT FOR, BLAZERS NEED BIG BODIES WHO CAN INTIMIDATE, THIS COULD BE THE GUY AS WELL. CHO NEEDS TO SEE WHAT FREE AGENCY CAN BRING US, AND IF WE NEED MORE SHOOTERS OR MORE SIZE, WELL WE NEED BOTH. LET'S WATCH AND SEE WHAT CHO DOES IN HIS FIRST DRAFT WITH BLAZERS, POST-PRITCHARD ERA!!
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  1. LAS11291
    LAS11291
    Posts: 175

    Posted 05/15/2011 10:37 AM

    @Mmeewes: I like that trade for Kyrie Irving. I think he will become a star in this league.

    But would Minnesota go for it??
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  1. cransford24
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    Posts: 269

    Posted 05/15/2011 11:39 AM

    the only guys I would definitely keep are matthews since he's easily our best 3 point shooter, wallace since he's our most aggresive player and one of our best athletes, Lamarcus obviously since hes our best player and the guy we are trying to build our future around right now, and oden since even though hes been injured his whole career he could turn into an absolute beast and we could use another big man who can take some of the scoring pressure off of Lamarcus in the paint.  Teams would have more trouble doubling Lamarcus inside if we had Oden in there too and I think the only thing we are really missing now is a quicker pg and one more interior prescence so we should take a chance on Oden and just hope he doesnt get injured again.  I think the three people we should maybe look to trade if we can get good value in return is Miller, Roy and Camby. iF Oden looks like hes finally going to be healthy I dont see where Marcus is going to get minutes, Miller just slows us down too much and is somewhat of a liabilaty on defense, and Roy just has a gigantic contract that we need off the books somehow.  hopefully we can cut Roy without having to pay his full contract.  Also I would deal Rudy even if we dont get much in return, I dont understand why we play rudy like half the game.  He is not good. he only shoots like 35% on 3's and shooting 3's is like all he does.
    I am a fan of the Blazers draft selections. Feels good to finally be able to say that
  1. mmeewes
    mmeewes
    Posts: 4

    Posted 05/15/2011 4:40 PM

    Its a pipe dream when you really look at it. Not only would they be trading for a very coveted #1 pick, but to trade that to a team in their same conference AND division. I just don't see it happening. Trust me, if Rich can make that trade happen he would have to get some kind of crazy award.
  1. LAS11291
    LAS11291
    Posts: 175

    Posted 05/15/2011 11:50 PM

    @Mmeewes: I don't know. LOL We are talking about about the guy that sent Prybilla, Cunningham, & Marks, for Gerald Wallace in return...LOL And a franchise known for making stupid decisions, (Garnett). I could see it happening...LOL
    I am a fan of you checking your email because Elliot Williams is sending you a message!
  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 05/16/2011 11:12 AM

    Posted By LAS11291 on 05/15/2011 10:37 AM
    @Mmeewes: I like that trade for Kyrie Irving. I think he will become a star in this league.

    But would Minnesota go for it??
    Minnesota "reportedly" wanted Batum for the #4 pick in last year's draft, so there's always that to think about. But for a franchise who has never moved up in the draft lottery, I'd have a hard time seeing them moving a #1 overall pick. Having a #1 pick is more than just adding a player. You're using that #1 pick in advertising, marketing, trying to sell season tickets. So even if it would be a fair trade basketball wise, I have a feeling the Wolves are going to try to fill up the Target Center and keep that #1 pick.
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  1. BlazerBear
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    Posts: 97

    Posted 05/16/2011 3:28 PM

    Posted By TayC on 05/14/2011 6:41 PM
    i tihnk batum should play more, the dude is the best kept secret in the league.
    but nate doesnt play with a style that could utilize batums skill set.
    Roy i would put at the #2, but i dont think he is going to play like he did in that playoff game..... lower caliber.
    i mean where was he in the game right after that?
    i think matthews will stay starting, i dont agree but i think he will....
    Batum is 6'8
    wallace is 6'8
    it would be dope to have all the big dudes up in there but i just dont see it
    What playing style do you think suits Batum best? Do you think Nate's holding him back or is Nic just not ready for prime time yet or a combination of both?

    I ask because Nic's my favorite player and I can't for the life of me decide whether its time to trade him now and sell high or keep hope alive that he will reach his seemingly endless potential.
    I am a fan of J.J. Hickson Making SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays On A Nightly Basis!
  1. coltonjg1998
    coltonjg1998
    Posts: 4

    Posted 05/17/2011 3:25 PM

    its practically impossible to get #1 pick. i remember 2 years ago when griffin was out there, they said if the lakers wanted griff they would have to give kobe, bynum, and a first. thats terrible. there is no chance to get kyrie unless batum and another star are involved
    I am a fan of blazers with home court in playoffs.
  1. blazersforlife234
    blazersforlife234
    Posts: 347

    Posted 05/18/2011 9:44 PM

    Minnesota's President of Basketball Operations has said that he will explore trading the #2 overall pick... is that something we should look to do? Or would we have to give up too much
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  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 05/19/2011 3:09 PM

    Posted By blazersforlife234 on 05/18/2011 9:44 PM
    Minnesota's President of Basketball Operations has said that he will explore trading the #2 overall pick... is that something we should look to do? Or would we have to give up too much
    I think all great CM's will explore any trade option. Assuming Irving goes #1, we could have our pick of Derrick Williams or Brandon Knight at #2. Williams is more of a 4, which would mean LA would have to play more center, but it would be a fun lineup to watch (I envision the Suns of a few years ago). Knight is the player I think could teams will be kicking themselves for by passing on him in 5 years. But the question is, what would Minnesota want? They've got a few long contracts in Milicic and Ridnour which they could look to offload and I'm sure they know this draft at the top if PF/PG heavy which they think they are set at with Rubio and Love. I'd assume they'd be looking for some wing help, so maybe Batum would entice them but our guys in the past have said Batum is off limits. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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  1. coltonjg1998
    coltonjg1998
    Posts: 4

    Posted 05/19/2011 3:25 PM

    i say we go up to pick # 4 to get brandon knight, #7-8 to get kemba or #13-14 to pick fridette. i dont think we have enough to give to get kyrie irving. Coveliers could potentially trade their #4, and kings, pistons, or suns would trade their picks. i think this is the year to go PG
    I am a fan of blazers with home court in playoffs.
  1. LAS11291
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    Posts: 175

    Posted 05/20/2011 11:17 PM

    Jimmer Fredette would really only be effective in an uptempo offense, the boy is defensively lost.
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  1. TayC
    TayC
    Posts: 1804

    Posted 05/21/2011 8:54 PM

    Posted By BlazerBear on 05/16/2011 3:28 PM
    Posted By TayC on 05/14/2011 6:41 PM
    i tihnk batum should play more, the dude is the best kept secret in the league.
    but nate doesnt play with a style that could utilize batums skill set.
    Roy i would put at the #2, but i dont think he is going to play like he did in that playoff game..... lower caliber.
    i mean where was he in the game right after that?
    i think matthews will stay starting, i dont agree but i think he will....
    Batum is 6'8
    wallace is 6'8
    it would be dope to have all the big dudes up in there but i just dont see it
    What playing style do you think suits Batum best? Do you think Nate's holding him back or is Nic just not ready for prime time yet or a combination of both?

    I ask because Nic's my favorite player and I can't for the life of me decide whether its time to trade him now and sell high or keep hope alive that he will reach his seemingly endless potential.
    Batum needs to play similar to Melo or Marion. A Solid SF, who has speed to compliment his already accurate shooting.
    Batum needs to become the guy who, everyone knows he can shoot a 3, pump fake a 3 and flash to the lane for a dunk or layup and 1.
    With more iso plays for him it will broaden his passing abilities because after a while he will become double teamed leaving an open man, and if he can find that man, thats a decent assist right there.
    But he also has utility skills like Marion, he can play defense, grab a steal and coast to coast for a dunk. he has the ability to shoot as well as move without the ball around the paint and become an open man.

    if you have seen the replacements (the movie) then you will understand, Batum is "wirey".....
    Gerald Wallace being traded to this team is pointless because batum can basically play as well as wallace, wallace maybe better at defense and rebounding but Batum plays on the perimeter too much to get any practice in at rebounding.....

    He needs to be used as a weapon, set up a play for him every 2-3 plays, an iso, pick n roll, shuffle, let him score, let the dude out of his cage......
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. coltonjg1998
    coltonjg1998
    Posts: 4

    Posted 05/22/2011 9:24 PM

    Posted By LAS11291 on 05/20/2011 11:17 PM
    Jimmer Fredette would really only be effective in an uptempo offense, the boy is defensively lost.

    remember, we already have wesley, batum, wallace, and camby as great defenders. batum and wallace are of the top defenders in the NBA. it wouldnt hurt to get another 3-point shooter.
    I am a fan of blazers with home court in playoffs.
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