Thursday, May 18, 2006

New Off-Season Scenario

In light of recent rumblings I thought I'd come up with yet another one of these...

Portland trades Darius Miles, Brian Skinner, Steve Blake and the #1 pick to Pheonix and the #27 pick.

Portland trades the 30th and 31st picks to New Jersey for the 22nd pick.

Portland drafts Maurice Ager with the 22nd pick and Saer Sene with the 27th pick.

Portland trades Zach Randolph to Denver for Kenyon Martin.

Portland signs Darrel Armstrong to the LLE.

Portland signs Jarred Jeffries to the MLE.

Portland re-signs Joel Pryzbilla.

PG: Telfair, Jack, Armstrong
SG: Webster, Dixon, Ager
SF: Marion, Kryhapa, Outlaw
PF: Martin, Jefferies
C: Pryzbilla, Ratliff, Sene, Ha

This scenario would give us the ultimate run and gun, fast break team since Marion, Martin and Telfair all thrive and transition. The defense, especially in the frontcourt, would be strong with the additions of Marion and Martin and the retention Pryzbilla. Jefferies is a strong backup in all areas whose gritty style of play would mesh well with this team. Veteran leadership comes in the form of Marion and Darrell Armstrong. Lastly, this scenario gives us the all-star we so desperately need who would lead this team into playoff contention for many years to come.

Thanks to Kiefer for the help...


At 8:57 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

love it!!!!!!!

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

2 things:

1. trade outlaw for 12 and 15 from New Orleans because he wont get any playing time anyway.

2. you didn't draft anyone with Phoenix's draft pick.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

um.....kiefer are you an idiot 12 and 15 for t-law...i love him but hes not worth that not even worth 12 OR 15

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Theo Ratliff is very very injury proned. What happens when he gets injured? Who gets the backup center minutes? Ha? Sene? Martin? Who can play backup center for about 20-30 games this year. I like Sene as a prospect, but no way is he ready for significant minutes this year.

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

and Ryne T-Law is definately worth a 12 or 15. He was picked 21 in one of the best, deepest drafts ever. He has all the potential in the world, more so than most of the players in this draft that are not in the top 3. He has shown that he has a good attitute and he is a hard worker. However, I say trade him because he doesn't have a spot on this team. Nate is not patient enough to give him significant minutes to progress. We have a lot of young talent, but Travis just drew the shortest straw.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Sean said...

two sides to the argument...

1. if he's this good kiefer...than why the hell are you trading him for the equivalent of two role players in a weak draft?

2. and nobody says travis is gonna be all that great...he's sh*t defensively minus the occasional block, and quite frankly hasnt shown the passion/argressiveness/intelligence
needed for success on a CONSISTENT basis.

My view:
Let the guy stay for another year (his last on the current contract). If he proves his worth, sign him to an extension and make a trade to get him minutes. if he shows more of the your money and let somebody grossly overpay him.

At 12:12 AM, Blogger Kiefer said...

id trade him because he's not good. He has the potential to be really good. Whether he has the intelligence to reach that potential or not is still a question. If a GM is high on him then trade him. If you can even get a player that will be a decent role player in a year or 2 trade him. Right now we just have too much young talent. It is good to have young players, but the majority of our team isn't even 23 yet. Travis of all these youngsters is getting the least playing time, and he's not gonna show results unless he sees increased playing time. I just would have a hard time being happy with just seeing him walk for nothing.

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

ok did you miss the fact that new jersey already has 3 pick you think they want 4? they made it to the second round so they dont have 4 picks worth of needs


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