Nice going in the playoffs so far. All we Blazer fans can do is watch in envy. From what I can tell from the posts on Blazersedge, the Spurs are the team most of us are pulling for. So, GO SPURS!
Speaking of envy, as you may know, our franchise is in a bit of a funk right now. Rumors (denied by the owner) that the team is for sale. No GM for a year now. The last two GMs fired in a shameful manner. No head coach now, either, since Nate was canned. Oh yeah, then there's the loss of Roy and Oden. On the bright side, everything else is just peachy up here...
Here's my questions for you all: what do you think of Nic Batum? Rumors have it that the Spurs are hot after this guy. He's got a very sweet offensive game, is athletic as the day is long, but he's something of a defensive liability, lacks a killer instinct, and tends not to show up for every play. He just sorts of floats around the court on some days like he's in a day dream. People around here defend him by saying that the Blazers don't have the right "system" for him, or lack complimentary players.
Faling to sign him this past season could turn out to be a a big problem for the Blazers if another team comes in and offers stupid money for him. He's obviously one of our few decent trade pieces, and we've got holes all over the line up, especially at the 1 and 5.
So, any thoughts you'd be willing to share about how Batum is viewed down your way would be much appreciated. Also, if you'd be willing to lend us Pops for a season or two that would be very kind of you 8>)!