Feb 23

The new couple at the party will balance minutes for the playoffs

By harryglickman Posted in: Blazers, BrandonRoy, harryglickman, MarcusCamby

The situation in which the Trail Blazers now find themselves comes right out of the Stu Inman Playbook.

Let’s look at the following example: Six couples are enjoying a party, one couple gets a call from the babysitter and has to leave. Another couple joins the party. It might be a better party, it might not be a better party - but it is a different party.

This is the same situation in which the Trail Blazers find themselves with the return to action of Brandon Roy and Marcus Camby. We will not be the same team as the one that just had six consecutive victories. We have every reason to expect that we will be an even better team.

In my experience with the Trail Blazers, I have always hoped that none of our players would have to play more than 36 minutes a game. It is my hope that with the return of Roy and Camby, we have enough depth that Coach Nate will be able to cut down the minutes of some of our players so that they will be fresher for the playoffs.

This team has a wonderful chance to turn a good season into a great one by advancing past the first round in the playoffs. To get there, however, we will have to go through the last six weeks of the season playing against some of the best teams in the NBA.

With the enthusiasm and support of our staff and fans, the Blazers have a great chance to make this a great season.


  1. i completely agree, Mr. Glickman. we've been playing with a rotation of eight to nine guys; now we'll have the depth to go deeper if and when needed. i believe this will be the first time this season when we will have a guy on the inactive list who wasn't actually injured.

    by Kassandra on 2/23/2011 12:30 PM
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