Breaking News: Canzano Proves He's an Incompetent Fool
Maybe it's because he's angry at the world because he's balding, or maybe it's because his head looks the same on the inside as it does on the outside (empty!). But whatever the reason, I have no idea why Mr. Canzano thinks he can just make up absolute garbage and publish it in the Oregonian. He argues that this franchise should trade one of it's cornerstones, Darius Miles. Folks, this is just plain rediculous. Canzano writes, "The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 23, but the unmistakable fear resonating from the franchise yacht is that Miles, like O'Neal, will be traded, then someday realize his potential and become an All-Star in some other uniform.
To which someone at One Center Court should explain to Allen, "'You know, boss, that 'somewhere else' part isn't so bad in this case.'" The dirty little secret here is that Miles, who has been out recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, really doesn't love basketball. He'll tell you as much himself. He doesn't live it. He doesn't breathe it. Basketball is a job to him, like filing papers, selling insurance or digging ditches. And while Miles is a gifted athlete, he's just good enough to get you beat, and just destructive enough to undermine the growth that coach Nate McMillan has made. Anyone still think it's coincidental that the Blazers enjoyed their best growth curve with Miles out? Which is why it's time to immediately transition Project Darius from the 'take your time coming back' to the 'so long' stage. " Ok, so if Miles is SO bad that he is a detriment to this team, then why is he averaging roughly 18 pts, 5 rbs, 2 stls, 2 asts and a block and a half a game? This is retarded. Everyon eon our team has improved because we have learned how to play as a team. That growth curve would've occured with or without Miles. Secondly, a man who doesn't love basketball doesn't put up those numbers. Third, Miles has bought into McMillan's system completely and hasn't verbally berated, sat out, pouted, been late, missed anything, etc. This kid is finally having his breakout season, and it's not his or the Blazers problem if a few pig-headed individuals out there who feel they have a right to make up stuff in order to stick it to players they do not personally like. And wasn't it Canzano who just a few short weeks ago was pleading for the franchise to sit Miles for the rest of the season to keep this vital cog of the future Blazers healthy for next season. Well, maybe they listened.