The post that many knew was coming has finally arrived. What if the Blazers had prolific-scoring-future-perennial-NBA-All-Star Kevin Durant right now instead of foul machine, Greg Oden? The National Post has it covered.
With Durant and Roy, Portland would have been a legitimate threat to topple the Lakers this year, and in many years to come. With Oden, the Blazers are a nice team that might one day get serious.Amen. As angry as Portland fans may be with me for agreeing with Bruce, I just can't help it. Kevin Durant was the right choice 2 years ago and the impact would have been noticed immediately, not 5 years from now which we can only dream about with Oden.
This point has been made before, but it's being driven home right now. This is the first playoff run for Portland's collection of young talent, and the first chance to see just what — besides experience — it is missing. And it is missing a third scorer, and another star. Right now, this is Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.