Larry Miller Press Conference Highlights
Tuesday afternoon—and in a scrum we haven’t seen for quite some time—Trail Blazers team President Larry Miller addressed media on numerous topics regarding the future of the team.
Here is a snapshot of major points on a summer’s-worth of topics.
On Greg Oden and free agency
• Interim General Manager Chad Buchanan’s first call today was to Brandon Roy’s agent, the second Greg Oden’s.
• Multiple plans for free-agency have been formulated. A, B, C, etc.
• “We have a plan. Between Chad, Nate and myself we have a plan.”
• “Greg is a part of Plan-A.”
• Over 20 player agents have been contacted since restrictions were lifted this morning
• “Our goal is, and continues to be, to make our team better.”
• “We put it [a search for a general manager] on pause. We know what we need in order to get better. Our biggest need is in the post.”
• “Przy fits in well with us, and if we can work it out, he’d be a great role player for us.”
• "If we have a healthy Greg and a healthy Brandon we have a great roster."
On Brandon Roy
• Miller answered countless questions from numerous angles on the future of Brandon Roy clearly indicating no decision has been made regarding the three-time All-Star.
• “There would be no way we would make a decision like this without looking at every possible factor.
• “Absolutely no decision has been made regardless of what anyone says.”
• "With what Brandon has done for this organization and this team, there’s no way we make a decision without looking at every single aspect of the situation. Every factor, including the fan factor."
On LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum
• "I'm expecting LaMarcus to be an All-Star this year."
• "Nic is part of this organization as we see it in the future."
And of course the video of the presser. Watch, digest, discuss, repeat.