Oregonian Begins ‘You Be The GM’ Series With Jamal Crawford And Luke Babbitt
By sarahhecht Posted in: JamalCrawford, LukeBabbitt
I always find it interesting to see what decisions fans would make for the Trail Blazers franchise if they held the role of general manager. Luckily, we have an educated and vocal fan base in Portland and I don’t have to search very far. Opinions and ideas about the roster abound on Twitter, the team Facebook and the live chats. But even with all those outlets I still adore the “You Be The GM” series run by The Oregonian during the summers.
They break down stats and contributions of each player, allow readers to vote for the guy to stay or go and leave comments defending their selections.
Also included is a panel of local writers who join the mix and give their opinions. This year Joe Freeman and Jason Quick of The Oregonian, Matt Calkins of The Columbian, Ben Golliver of Blazersedge and Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus form the panel.
The series began yesterday with shooting guard Jamal Crawford
on the block.
Freeman: “Crawford had some big scoring nights, but was mostly inconsistent during his lone season in Portland and even he would acknowledge he had a disappointing season. Crawford will be a sought-after free agent, but the Blazers will not be among his suitors.”
Today small forward Luke Babbitt
is on the line.
Pelton: “What Luke Babbitt proved over the last two months of the season is that he has an NBA skill in terms of his ability to shoot the three-pointer, which was up for debate during his limited action over his first year and a half in the league.”
What do you think of the voting results for Crawford and Babbitt? What about the opinions of the panelists?? Are the assessments fair?