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Dec 01

Still Sleepless, for the Moment, and Hopping Sad Thx to NBA.com

By Revfisk
So, in case you missed (or disagreed with) what I wrote over here on the message boards, NBA.com proved the point by locking us into the number 2 spot for worst free agent/trade decision of the off-season, finishing a close 2 behind possibly the worst decision in the history of the game: signing AI.  I suppose we could have been that dumb, and for not being so I am thankful.  But really.  We're the quiet laughing stalk of the league right now, and they're mostly just staying quiet about it because after last season they were terrified of what we'd become.  Now, they're sitting back watching us self-destruct and thinking, "Gosh, I hope they don't figure this out." 

Meanwhile, I'm typically optimistic about tonight's hosting of the Heat.  If there's anything I've noticed about our playing down to (and below) the bottom-feeder competition this year, it's that we've also played up against good teams.  I was on a team like that in high school.  We could hang with the best teams in the county, but always had trouble beating the weaker teams in our league and conference.  Bad news about that is that we didn't win any CIF championships that way.  Good news was, when the "Heat" came to town, you had a great game in hand.

Here's hoping. 

4 Comments

  1. Then I didn't leave the link to the nba.com story. Here it is:

    http://www.nba.com/2009/news/features/shaun_powell/12/01/offseason.moves/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

    by Revfisk on 12/1/2009 2:17 PM
  2. I too thought we would beat the Heat and was optimistic we would turn it around. The same Heat team that only averages 95 ppg scored at will on our team. It would have been much worse if they had actually hit some of their 3' in the 2nd half.
    What upsets me most about tonight's game was the lack of defensive intensity. Every rotation was late and even a late rotation failed to put a hand in the face.
    I just don't get how we can go from the League's best at opposing field goal % to allowing over 50% shooting in 3 straight games to average-below average teams.
    The plus side is that GO is a manchild and as Blazer fans, we are all feeling the pain, not just one of us.

    by DHawes22 on 12/1/2009 10:59 PM
  3. Also, I failed to mention that Dre would be a sweet acquisition if we would just use him correctly. He is not the type of palyer who is going to thrive playing in spurts and totaling less than 20 minutes a night. Those are rookie roles and he is anything but a rook. If we would just give him a chance to start (why bring in a free agent and not start them?), he could get into a rhythm and run the show.
    I just want to see him get a shot to start.

    by DHawes22 on 12/1/2009 11:02 PM
  4. Yeah. I agree about Andre (check my starting five since preseason). I also stayed up till 130 am writing another post after that game, in which I made that same point (among a few others.) Then, I discovered that looking at the preview and hitting "backspace" to correct something actually takes your browser back, erasing whatever you happened to write. >.<

    I like Steve. I think he's a phenomenal backup, and I think he'd work well with Rudy and Jared in a small, fast lineup looking to run.

    Anyhow, thanks for the comment. I'll probably write again after the next one. XD

    by Revfisk on 12/3/2009 8:01 PM
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