Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Maybe #4 Isn't So Bad After All...

Yes, the Blazers got robbed in the draft lottery. But, this may be better in the long run. Had we gotten #1, we probably would have used it on a big man with a lot of questions and developing still to do. Our coach, Nate McMillan, is enamored with Brandon Roy and sees a lot of himself in him. However, management wasn't going to take Roy #1. Had we gotten the #1, the relationship between coach and the front office could have quickly soured. A project big is the last thing this team needs, and it is probably what we would have taken if we had #1. Yes, this development kills most of our trade options, but I still am not worried and think this may work out for the better. We are most likeyl going to take Roy, who is a solid all-around player who does everything well and plays good D. He's almost like a Scottie Pippen-type player, minus a couple of inches. If we start him at the 2, Webster at his natural position, the 3, and get some veterans in FA or via minor trade to whip Zach into shape, this team could do something very special in the near future. This reminds me of another time the Blazers picked a project big over an all-around guard, and while I'm not making an MJ comparison I think we would have come to regret taking a big #1.

8 Comments:

At 9:25 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Ya definately true. This temporary setback might really help us in the long run. I really hope John Nash is here to enjoy the success he deserves.

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger Sean said...

yup

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

well we didnt get robed but the lottory is sure crap. How can the worst team in the league have the best chance of getting the 4th overall pick and not the number one pick

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

CHAD FORD'S PICKS
1 Andrea Bargnani
7-0 PF, Italy
2 Tyrus Thomas
6-9 PF, LSU
3 Adam Morrison
6-8 SF, Gonzaga
4 LaMarcus Aldridge
6-10 PF, Texas
5 Brandon Roy
6-5 SG, Washington
6 Rudy Gay
6-9 SF, Connecticut
7 Rajon Rondo
6-2 PG, Kentucky
8 J.J. Redick
6-4 SG, Duke
9 Randy Foye
6-4 SG, Villanova
10 Shelden Williams
6-9 PF, Duke
11 Ronnie Brewer
6-7 SG, Arkansas
12 Patrick O'Bryant
7-0 C, Bradley
13 Marcus Williams
6-3 PG, Connecticut
14 Hilton Armstrong
6-11 C, Connecticut
15 Rodney Carney
6-7 SF, Memphis
16 Mardy Collins
6-6 PG, Temple
17 Cedric Simmons
6-9 PF, NC State
18 Tiago Splitter
7-0 PF, Brazil
19 Guillermo Diaz
6-3 SG, Miami
20 Shawne Williams
6-9 SF, Memphis
21 Mouhamed Saer Sene
7-0 C, Senegal
22 Kyle Lowry
6-0 PG, Villanova
23 Alexander Johnson
6-10 PF, Florida State
24 Aaron Gray
7-0 C, Pittsburgh
25 Jordan Farmar
6-2 PG, UCLA
26 Shannon Brown
6-3 SG, Michigan State
27 Quincy Douby
6-3 SG, Rutgers
28 Marcus Vinicius
6-9 SF, Brazil
29 Maurice Ager
6-5 SG, Michigan State
30 Olexsiy Pecherov
6-11 PF, Ukraine

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger Sean said...

i take everything chad ford says with a grain of salt

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

haha ... ya idk how seriously you can take Chad Ford. Management is going to have a hard time not taking Roy at the 4 spot. McMillan is really pulling for him, and if they plan to "help" Nate this offseason, they at least need to draft the player he likes.

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger Sean said...

agreed

 
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