February 19, 2009

No Trades for "Your" Portland Trail Blazers

I guess maybe that title should say no MAJOR trades happened.

Not sure exactly the point of letting Raef's expiring contract go to waste, but Kevin Pritchard must think this team is good enough right now and the chemistry is solid enough that the risk was possibly greater than the reward.

The rumors were flying all day long and even including Shaq at the last minute via Stephen A. Smith...yuck.  Vince Carter seemed to be the closest to making his way to Portland but in the last few hours, we were told that Pritchard upped the anty a little bit and wanted a first round draft pick from the Nets as well.  The Richard Jefferson talks seemed to fizzle yesterday with the Bucks and the Gerald Wallace talks with the Bobcats couldn't move past a Nazr Mohammed package.

Part of me is fine with no major shake-up, but the real fan in me was ready for a blockbuster deal that could have sent this team deep into the playoffs.  Any of those 3 players would have greatly improved this team, but for now, that will remain speculation.

How are you feeling after 3 days of trade garbage?

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Anonymous 2/19/09, 1:07 PM  

I'm feeling pleased.

We didn't need to bring on a large contract that would ultimately disrupt our chemistry. We're better the way we are today than we would have been with VC/RJ.

Anonymous 2/19/09, 1:30 PM  

I think Jefferson or Wallace would have been incredible pick-ups and would have given the Blazers exactly what many think they are missing.

But I'm still OK with seeing what happens in the playoffs and what areas are exposed...then make a move to fix things.

T-Mac 2/19/09, 4:18 PM  

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