Grade Portland's Draft Night
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/24/2010 9:38 PM

    What Grade Do The Trail Blazers Deserve?
    A (7)
     12%
    B (21)
     36%
    C (14)
     24%
    D (4)
     7%
    F (12)
     21%
    Tonight was a busy night in the Rose City. With all it said, Portland acquired 3 new draft picks as well as a current NBA player.

    #1- Trade:
    Portland trades Martell Webster
    Portland Receives: Ryan Gomes, #16 Luke Babbitt

    #2- Pick #22
    Portland Selects Elliot Williams from the University of Memphis

    #3- Pick #34
    Portland Selects Armon Johnson from the University of Nevada

    Our updated depth chart (Only players under contract):

    PG-Andre Miller,Jerryd Bayless,Armon Johnson
    SG-Brandon Roy, Rudy Fernandez,Elliot Williams
    SF-Nicolas Batum,Luke Babbitt,Ryan Gomes
    PF-LaMarcus Aldridge,Dante Cunningham
    C-Greg Oden,Marcus Camby,Joel Przybilla,Jeff Pendergraph

    So overall, how well did you think the Trail Blazers came out of the draft? Personally, it is still to early to tell. I'll go home, watch some YouTube of each of the guys and see their highlights. Also, we have a loaded roster. I don't think this will be the last of our summer moves.
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  1. severian00
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    Posted 06/24/2010 10:50 PM

    I am very disappointed in this organization and seriously considered asking for a refund on my season tickets today.  What Paul Allen did today was reprehensible and reminds me just how bad things were before KP was hired.  Good Luck KP and shame on you Portland Trailblazers
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  1. rshimomura
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    Posted 06/24/2010 11:34 PM

    Paul Allen is no business man, which is clear by how he's managed to trash all his other businesses (he can thank God he had Gates as a partner, because it seems clear, by himself, he would have driven Microsoft into the ground).  He's pulled the rug from underneath what had an opportunity to be a dynamic, championship headed franchise.  Pritchard pulled together a team full of talent that's had a string of bad luck.  The best move Allen did for the franchise was to make Pritchard GM.  The worst move was to relieve KP of his duties. I'd like to know where I can go to relieve Paul Allen of his duties.  The Blazers don't deserve an "F" grade, but it's owner sure does. 
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 06/24/2010 11:34 PM

    The guys we picked are great.
    Trading Martell for a skilled player like Ghomes and a bonus Babbitt is perfect.
    The actual Draft gets an (A) from me

    Now, bailing on the Pritch was completely wrong, that goes beyond any grade, and deserves a commision to look into what happened.
    We deserve an explanation 
    We pay the bills
    We are the fans
    We should have the final say
    PERIOD 
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  1. Allen J. Larson
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    Posted 06/24/2010 11:43 PM

    The release of Kevin Pritchard was the most low rent thing this ( for lack of a better word ) team has ever done .  It was handled with no class what so ever .  The only reason next year will be my last as a Blazer season ticket holder is because they are already payed for .   As long as Paul Allen is our owner this team will never amount to anything .   Mr. Allen wouldn't know a class act if it were standing before him , because it was and he still kicked it to the curb .   It's been one bad decision after another since Mr. Allen has owned the team , starting with the firing of Rick Adleman .  And I've had it .
  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/24/2010 11:58 PM

    Can we stick to the actual players here guys? I think we have enough of the other threads. This post is strictly basketball related.

    I gave us a solid B. The trade with the Wolves was straight highway robbery. I'd be inclined to deal Martell for Gomes straight up, let alone getting a sweet prospect in Luke Babbitt, who doesn't play like your stereotypical white guy. He has nice handles and can create his own shot.

    I haven't seen enough of Elliot Williams or Armon Johnson, soI I'll have to trust the scouts on those two. I would have liked to have swapped picks with the Kings to get Hassan Whiteside, because we could use a center project.
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  1. 7rick plata
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    Posted 06/25/2010 12:08 AM

    we got more athletic and also have some depth so we can trade rudy. I feel that we are not done  with trades and the future seems to be promsing and we are building for a big run this year. Go Blazers
  1. Mark
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    Posted 06/25/2010 12:47 AM

    I give tonight's draft a B- or C+. I liked Martell as a person, but he's far too inconsistent on the court. He had his moments don't get me wrong, but we need some production. Whether or not we keep Gomes or waive him is still undetermined... Or possibly traded? I really hope we go after CP3 or Tony Parker. I don't believe Roy and Miller mix well. No synergy. Hopefully if they do end up in the back court together at the start of next season that they can muster up some chemistry.
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  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 06/25/2010 1:11 AM

    I went with a C/C+ with the actual draft, not sure if there is a trade brewing down the road because they didn't really address any of the needs. As it stands now, we have a log-jam at the guard position (combo guards don't count as a legit PG), no "project" PF/C. Whiteside would have been a good pick-up, and got snatched up in the late first round. Gomes i'm guessing is going to get wavied...? who knows.

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  1. xvillainx_1
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    Posted 06/25/2010 6:05 AM

    I thought the blazers should have addressed the problem at the 4 and 5 spots....last season during the suns series we needed a decent 4 to defend Stoudimire and had two sitting on the bench that we couldn't even use (pendergraph & Cunningham) we need to stop going after spot-up shooters and get players that are going to attack the basket....Bayless is one of them but he plays a little too out of control and doesn't fit the scheme....
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  1. Posted 06/25/2010 7:10 AM

    You can have all the talent in the world, but that's rarely enough to get the job done.  Teams need strong leadership at the top.  I fear the loss of Kevin Pritchard will haunt this franchise.  Teams with stable owners and management win consistently (San Antonio, Houston, LA Lakers, Utah).  Teams with sub-par ownership tend to meddle too much, don't bring in powerful and effective management to run the organization as that would be a threat to the owner (LA Clippers, NY Knicks - until Isiah got the axe, MEMPHIS, Minnesota). 

    I'll reserve judgment, but I fear we may be joining the latter group.  Remember the old saying... "The fish stinks from the head down."
  1. Blazer 6th man
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    Posted 06/25/2010 7:13 AM


    Kevin Pritchard Grade B+, for last nights Draft, A+ for the past 3 Drafts.

    To Vulcan & Paul Allen,

    Everyone makes mistakes, its what we do after the mistake that matters. When there is a team of people with a common goal, NBA Championship, there is going to be some things said and done that is regreatable, But the perfomance needs to be looked at over-all not one or two seperate items.

    I am one of those Blazer fans since 1971, (1970 I was not allowed to go to any games), I was a fixture outside of the players door and was escorted in by several different players to watch warm-ups before the games and even given a seat behind the bench on several occasions, (Not many fans at that time).

    But today as a Season Ticket holder, I'm not sure if the poor managment of the Blazers is something I want to support, Paul Allen you have made so many mistakes with the Blazers Personnel, who are you listening to? It seems that the "Yes Men" are more worried about their job, and less about the success of the Trail Blazer Team.
  1. brucessbap
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    Posted 06/25/2010 7:44 AM

    Posted By severian00 on 06/24/2010 10:50 PM
    I am very disappointed in this organization and seriously considered asking for a refund on my season tickets today.  What Paul Allen did today was reprehensible and reminds me just how bad things were before KP was hired.  Good Luck KP and shame on you Portland Trailblazers

    On the surface it appears that Mr. Allen and his Star Trek company have made another Bozo move.....however we only know what we read in the papers.
    Maybe there was something significant that triggered his dismissal.

    I would like to remember Kevin Pritchard as a good guy......and unfortunately I still think that Mr. Allen should let the pros run his club and stop playing fantasy basketball himself.

    What are you going to do, Mr. Allen, fire me as a season ticket holder because I talked back?
  1. mrsmarcymo
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    Posted 06/25/2010 7:48 AM

    I too have been a loyal fan since 1970, season ticket holder for over 20 years (take out the dark years post Rasheed Wallace). Our trust was shattered. Portland fans were stunned and we turned away en masse 

    KP brought us all back. It was in KP we all learned to trust again. I am going to hit this organization back with the only real thing I can, with my wallet. Say good bye to my season tix, and the thousands of dollars we contribute. 
     
    In short, the thrill is gone, and sadly maybe now for good.
     


      
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  1. Blaze23
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    Posted 06/25/2010 8:18 AM

    I gave them a C... not sure why we draft PG that we never use. I think the trade for Babbitt and Gomes is GREAT but I'm sad to see Martell go. Always liked him but looking down the road I think it was better for the team
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  1. toneykc
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    Posted 06/25/2010 8:19 AM

    A NBA franchise is a business and tough decisions have to be made for the good of the whole organization. However there are many poor decisions made in business all the time and companies and organizations sometimes fail because of it. From a business perspective I don't see the logic behind the decision regarding Kevin Pritchard, so it must of been personal...a big mistake often made in business. The evidence is in the last 5 seasons, that the organization has improved each year with the leadership that was in place, and with the hurdles that were overcome in the 2009 - 2010 season...everyone deserves a pat on the back. Lesson #1 (Management) if it's not broken, don't fix it. If the management lets Nate McMillan go...that will become the single largest mistake in the history of the franchise. His "team" approach to basketball rather than a couple "superstar" individuals and some bodies to fill in the empty spaces on the court is the difference of being successful when faced with adversity and not. For a team to be successful consistently year after year everyone has to be involved and know what their part is and step up and perform. Perhaps the only good decision that could be made now that Kevin Pritchard has been sent down the river is to make Nate McMillan General Manager/Head Coach...hopefully he and some other investors will just buy Paul out and put an end to poor decision making.

    The draft gets a B. Without know how dependable and durable Oden's knees are going to be, we seriously need to address the Center position and work on our low post presence. Joel's injury was horrific and kind of freak thing to have happen...so that leaves some questions too. I love them both, they are solid off the court and when on the court as well. Injuries aside...Joel and Marcus will be great mentors, but their years left in the NBA are limited. LaMarcus has even picked up on some things from Marcus and greatly improved his defensive presence in the latter part of the season. We need to invest in another 7'0" guy who is athletic, has a solid body, and great attitude off the court as well...someone who can manhandle the likes of Lebron, Stoudemire, etc.
  1. Kim~
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    Posted 06/25/2010 9:01 AM

    D, the only reason it isnt an f, is that I like the Martell trade. Very disappointed in the way the Blazers handled KP. It showed jailblazer era class imo......
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  1. trsgh1
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    Posted 06/25/2010 9:11 AM

    I still think we the trailblazers still have not addressed a serious situation we need a veteran defensive SF to help Batum
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  1. BeaverRahRah
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    Posted 06/25/2010 9:23 AM

    The Vulcans are without logic.
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  1. BrainLL1
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    Posted 06/25/2010 9:40 AM

    As far as getting two new players, good job.  As for the trading of Martell Webster for the rights to a third player, I guess I can sort of see the logic behind it although I am not very happy about it.  As for the whole situation with Kevin Pritchard, Paul Allen and the Vulcan company failed him miserably, and therefore don't get a passing grade in my book.  Whichever team snatches KP up is going to come back and make the Blazers organization look bad next season.  Mark my words, that is exactly what is going to happen.
    I am a fan of the team with the brightest future, and wins more games than they lose.
  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/25/2010 10:14 AM

    I think the draft picks set us up perfectly for a nice consolidation trade for another star. Also, Gomes has one of the most desirable contracts in the NBA, because it is only partially guaranteed. Teams like Miami were chomping at the bit to acquire him so they could shed even more salary. Then again, we could keep him and have a great role player. I've always liked his game when they played us in the past.

    The more I watch Babbitt, the more I like. He can shoot the rock, flat out. When asked in his draft interview why he thought he was the best shooter in the draft, he simply shrugged with a look like, 'I just am'. I love that type of swagger in a player. Is he the best defender, no, but his job is going to come in off the bench and SCORE. He an catch and shoot and also create his own shot.
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  1. Crim
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    Posted 06/25/2010 12:04 PM

    Summer league's going to be pretty exciting this year for the blazers after a draft like we've had past two years.
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  1. truebluefan
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    Posted 06/25/2010 12:27 PM

    WHOA! slow down everyone, all this talk about wanting refunds is not the way to go. is what Paul Allen did wrong? Maybe, The fact is that we don't know what really happened and may never know, and i think that is the hardest part of this whole situation. But look at it this way if you don't buy season tickets or at least go to some games,or buy the merchandise who do you think you are really hurting. The fact is that very few teams make money for the owner. You are hurting the little guy, vendors, ushers, security and so on. When it comes down to it that you are in the rose garden screaming your head off when Roy hits a game winner or Miller to Bayless for a dunk, or Camby sawts  the ball into the filth row for is fourth block, that is the real support this team needs and deserves, those guys have earned it. 
  1. beckyfan
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    Posted 06/25/2010 4:09 PM

    What a shocker...I hope Martell becomes the next Jermain O'Neal...peaking with another team for years and years and years...AND Paul Allen is rude, selfish and VERY spoiled....SAME ON HIM.  He is a disgrace to Portland.  I agree wit the fan who said "wish we could fire Allen."  YES SIREE!!!!!
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  1. Daniel Scott
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    Posted 06/25/2010 10:58 PM

    Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Seeing mortality up close produces a wide variety or reactions.  Firing Tom Penn and Kevin Pritchard demonstrates fear more than anything else.  Fear that fans will forget "who I am;"  fear that not enough adulation is shown from fans; fear that more love showers down of K.P. than "me."  Great management gains respect and loyalty through rewarding great employees and then brags to associates about the great people it has been able to find and develop.  Poor management makes examples of employees and expects great results based on fear.  It's embarrassing on several levels to see childish foot stomping and pouting from an adult who sees mortality in the mirror.
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  1. xvillainx_1
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    Posted 06/25/2010 11:40 PM

    Portland needs to go after Omar Samhan....end of story.
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  1. xvillainx_1
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    Posted 06/25/2010 11:41 PM

    Posted By Daniel Scott on 06/25/2010 10:58 PM
    Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Seeing mortality up close produces a wide variety or reactions.  Firing Tom Penn and Kevin Pritchard demonstrates fear more than anything else.  Fear that fans will forget "who I am;"  fear that not enough adulation is shown from fans; fear that more love showers down of K.P. than "me."  Great management gains respect and loyalty through rewarding great employees and then brags to associates about the great people it has been able to find and develop.  Poor management makes examples of employees and expects great results based on fear.  It's embarrassing on several levels to see childish foot stomping and pouting from an adult who sees mortality in the mirror.


    OK MF doom....
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  1. SuperGewl
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    Posted 06/26/2010 7:31 AM

    It's about time Pritchard was fired, now what about Nate?   We need to finish the Jail Blazers cleaning house, he does not have what it takes to make take this team to the finish line. 
    I am upset that we get a Travis Outlaw replacement instead of keeping the original in the first place.  If we played the players that we had better we could have been made it to the playoffs 4 years ago and made it even deeper into the playoffs.  The talent is there but not allowed to play do to personal differences between the coach and them.  Take a look at Channing Frye, had we kept him he would filled the injury void we had during the year.  I'm not saying that some of the acquzitions were not good but would not have been necessary had we not traded other away in the first place.
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  1. SuperGewl
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    Posted 06/26/2010 7:32 AM

    It's about time Pritchard was fired, now what about Nate?   We need to finish the Jail Blazers cleaning house, he does not have what it takes to make take this team to the finish line. 
    I am upset that we get a Travis Outlaw replacement instead of keeping the original in the first place.  If we played the players that we had better we could have been made it to the playoffs 4 years ago and made it even deeper into the playoffs.  The talent is there but not allowed to play do to personal differences between the coach and them.  Take a look at Channing Frye, had we kept him he would filled the injury void we had during the year.  I'm not saying that some of the acquzitions were not good but would not have been necessary had we not traded other away in the first place.
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  1. SuperGewl
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    Posted 06/26/2010 7:37 AM

    It's about time Pritchard was fired, now what about Nate?   We need to finish the Jail Blazers cleaning house, he does not have what it takes to make take this team to the finish line. 
    I am upset that we get a Travis Outlaw replacement instead of keeping the original in the first place.  If we played the players that we had better we could have been made it to the playoffs 4 years ago and made it even deeper into the playoffs.  The talent is there but not allowed to play do to personal differences between the coach and them.  Take a look at Channing Frye, had we kept him he would fill the injury void we had during the year.  I'm not saying that some of the acquisitions were not good but would not have been necessary had we not traded other away in the first place.

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  1. Crim
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    Posted 06/26/2010 10:14 AM

     Posted By Daniel Scott on 06/25/2010 10:58 PM
    Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Seeing mortality up close produces a wide variety or reactions.  Firing Tom Penn and Kevin Pritchard demonstrates fear more than anything else.  Fear that fans will forget "who I am;"  fear that not enough adulation is shown from fans; fear that more love showers down of K.P. than "me."  Great management gains respect and loyalty through rewarding great employees and then brags to associates about the great people it has been able to find and develop.  Poor management makes examples of employees and expects great results based on fear.  It's embarrassing on several levels to see childish foot stomping and pouting from an adult who sees mortality in the mirror.

    Allen was jealous with good reason, the mob mentality always has to have someone to throw to the lions or chant his name in the coliseum, excuse me garden. Allen was owner during the whitsitt years, and the KP years, two polar opposites, so its the mob mentality to take out the constant and focus solely on the variables, KP Good, Whitsitt Bad, Allen's the concerned mother who pays the bills and does the dirty work that goes un-noticed. I hate to side with a multi-millionaire but some of you need to give him a break. An owner who wanted to solely make money, would have tried harder to bolt after the jail blazer days. Now he's still not making money with record breaking sell outs, but he's employing many many people through the blazer organization and in turn giving back lots to the community, and whether you wanna give the guy who's been there forever credit, the money he wants to make is the 2 million bonus for winning a title.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 06/27/2010 8:50 AM

    Very well said Crim.  Allen is as much a FAN of our beloved Blazers as he is an OWNER...something that seems to be forgotten here.

    Not sure that all three of our picks were for US on draft day.  We'll have to wait and see.  While I like what Gomes brings to the table, he won't be a Blazer.  Overall, a very successful draft day in my opinion.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 06/28/2010 10:13 AM

    Got to give it an A!

    LOVE the trade with Minnesota. We shed the 3 years of Martell's contract and got a shooter finally! No offense to Marty, but he just didn't knock em down at a consistent enough rate to justify the playing time he needed to perform.

    Williams may take a while, but it's ok, we have time for him to develop. He's a top 3 athlete in this year's draft so the defensive potential for him, given his wingpsan,is off the charts!

    I doubt Johnson has an impact, but what the heck? He had good value at that pick and even though I wanted Alabi, he did test positive for Hep B, which isn't a problem now, but raised a red flag, probably about health concerns. Who knows, maybe Johnson is another 2nd round steal like former Wolfpack member Ramon Sessions?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/29/2010 4:52 PM

    Here's a more in-depth take on the Blazers Draft Night from My Blog:

     After the dust had settled, Portland ended up with four new players on their roster and had to say goodbye to a longtime friend. All in all, the 2010 NBA Draft was just like others in recent history, filled with speculation, trade rumors, and big moves to reshape the landscape of the Trail Blazers for the upcoming season.

    The major splash of the night came about an hour into the draft when Portland came out of nowhere to snag Luke Babbitt, a 6-9 small forward out of Nevada. It wasn’t unexpected that the team moved up in the draft, which was the thought all along, rather the player who they ended up acquiring. Many rumors had Portland linked to a player such as Paul George, or big man Patrick Patterson, but Babbitt’s name came out of the blue. Maybe even more shocking than obtaining Babbitt was the player Portland sent away to the Wolves. Everything leading up to the draft had Rudy Fernandez as the bait which was to lure in a coveted spot higher in the draft, so when it was made clear Martell Webster was the one dealt, it came as a surprise. I had thought with his three remaining years, teams would shy away from his contract.

    As sad as it is to see Webster leave, a change in scenery will do Webster wonders. While he thrived during the month of January, leading the NBA in 3-point field goals made (42); he did so as the starting wing, playing 35 minutes night due to the absence of Batum and Roy. Unfortunately, he won’t have those opportunities here in Portland with both of those guys coming back healthy. By trading Martell, the Trail Blazers lose one of their best perimeter defenders but felt the need for a pure scorer off the bench was higher on the priority list. Insert Babbitt.

    With his ability to shoot either off the dribble or spotting up, Babbitt shouldn’t have a problem getting his shot off at the NBA level. When Luke gets his man in the triple threat position, game over. He uses the jab step better than any collegiate prospect in this year's class, which allows him to create additional space as well as keeping his defender off balance. Along with his prototypical small forward height, Babbitt defies the stereotype that ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ by measuring a maximum vertical leap of 37.5 inches, sixth best out of all draftees, and higher than other swingmen taken ahead of him such as Wesley Johnson (37), Al-Farouq Aminu (33.5), and Gordon Hayward (34.5). Taking all of this in, it seems like Luke should be able to come in right away and fill the void of scorer off the bench, vacated by Travis Outlaw. More important than any jab step or vertical leap is his attitude. While making the media rounds today, time and time again, Luke reiterated he wanted to earn everything himself; a breath of fresh air and undoubtedly will gain the admiration of the Trail Blazer fan base.

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  1. Posted 07/02/2010 5:13 AM

    I think Martel Webster was making great progress.He had too much of a upside to trade him.A great defender and shooter.He made me think of a young David Thompson.I thought he had to work on his ball handling so he could take it to the hole more and consistancy.
    KP was let go???????Have you gone madd.Who decided that?Fire them now before they strike again.
    Also the team has to find a offense.Phil Jackson hired a Tex Winter to make a offense.We need to find a specailist for our offense.Watching Roy is no offense esspecailly in a series.Our young shooters should get grean lights to shoot at will if they are open.So they have confidence in the fourth quarter.
    Lastly we need Lamarcas to help on the boards and be aggressive on the boards and help the other bigs more.Also to attack the basket upon recieving the ball.Or maybe we need Amare Stodamire.I hope LA will be back stronger than ever.He gets better every year.I hope you all know what you are doing.I will be watching every game.
  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 07/02/2010 12:37 PM

    This is what i would like to see/expect by mid season

    • PG-Andre Miller,Jerryd Bayless,Armon Johnson
    • SG-Brandon Roy,Elliot Williams, Rudy Fernandez
    • SF-Luke Babbitt, Nicolas Batum,Ryan Gomes
    • PF-LaMarcus Aldridge,Dante Cunningham
    • C-Greg Oden,Marcus Camby,Jeff Pendergraph, Joel Przybilla
    I would like to see Johnson and Babbitt playing together a lot. They have been together since grade school and work well together. Next, it seems every year that Rudy is looking to move further away from the NBA, so moving Williams up into the primary Roy backup would be nice. As for the SF position I expect a lot from Babbitt. He was one of the best shooters in this draft and is a monster athlete with a 37 inch vertical.
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    Yeah and now Blazers have zero interest in Bynum. I really thought he was worth the small risk. If anything he would be at the end of our bench and we use him as a sub. Hopefully we do make some type of trade for a quality back up center. Right no...

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