Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Omar Cook

The Blazers are in need of a 3rd-string PG. Say what you want about Brandon Roy and Dan Dickau, but the reality is that if Sergio's in the D-League and Dan's hurt, then you need someone cheap to warm the bench and fill in during garbage time if needed. Former Blazer Omar Cook is the perfect man for this job. He is not the Omar Cook of old, as he has bounced around Europe working on perfecting his game. He now has a respectable jump shot to complement his nifty passing skills. He's young and has potential, and will come amazingly cheap. He's got a good attitude, and is willing to work hard. Since we have two open roster spots, there really is no downside to this. Worst comes to worst, he doesn't meet expectations and we have to cut him and Paul "The Microsoft Gold Digger" Allen is out $30,000. If things go right and Omar is given an opportunity to show the league his new, improved game, there is a chnace that he could become this year's Steve Blake. In that case, there is the possibility that we could package him in a trade for something useful, much like we did with Steve a couple of weeks ago. It's called buying low and selling high, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Here's to seeing Omar in red and black next season.


At 5:16 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

why would we send our third string point guard to the d-league then sign another third string point guard...doesnt sound like it makes much sense to me

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Sean said...

SR is not our third string PG, he's going to be in the D-League most if not all of the season. Dickau's hurt. We need a body capable of playing PG as a contingentcy, and that might as well be Omar.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

Ryne ... honestly how much faith do you have in Dickau? First, he is coming off major surgery that is hard to recover from. Match that with the fact that he wasn't necessarilary a great (great meaning anything close to all star caliber) player to begin with means that Dickau has a very high chance of failure.

Yes, I too like Sergio, but I agree with Sean, Sergio is at least a season away from being a contributer. That's not a bad thing, it is very usual that European drafted players take longer to adjust to the NBA game.

You factor in Dickau's injury and Sergio's inexperience and you have 1 true point guard: Jarrett Jack. Some people think Brandon Roy can come in and play the point too, but he has shown that he is far more effective as a shooting guard.

Omar is cheap, and could very easily be the this year's Steve Blake if in fact his jump shot has improved.

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Ryne said...

I never said anything about dickau and I know I didnt say anything about him being a all star caliber player. He showed in NO that he could be a good starting pg in the eastern conference which means he would be a good back-up in the western conference and if your talkin about his surgery, he had it december. A achilles surgery takes about 3-4 months to return to playing ability (thanks to Dr. Supplitt for that info) and just yesterday the vancouver newspaper did a report on how great Dan's recovery is going.

Sergio's has plenty of experience. He only lead the Spanish national team. His leadership skill is unquestionable. I say Sergio stays up, attracts some fans to the Rose Garden and if he doesnt play well THEN send him to the d-league and sign Omar to a 10-day or a 1 year or someone like Will Conroy out of the d-league

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jarett is my boy. He will be the starting 1 without question.


At 9:35 PM, Blogger Sean said...

duh...who else would we start?

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Kiefer said...

I vote we bring back Ha to be our backup PG ... (SARCASIM)


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