So, last nights win was about the ugliest thing since since Medusa. Not to mention that we have had many lousy performances against bad teams. I mean really bad performances that make you wonder if the Blazers might get themselves back into the lottery.
But it was a win, and we're 9-6.
And LaMarcus has been shooting like a one armed rifleman for the better part of the season. He looks like a kid in a Toys'r'us that just realized that he's lost his parents with the ball in his hands lately. Is he a bust now?
His D is still solid, and we're still 9-6.
Plus GO has shown flashes of Shaq, Robinson, Mark Eaton, and Manute Bol- sometimes all in the same game. I mean I've never seen a guy look so dominant and lost at the same time. I don't know if he is ever going to get it together.
But somehow the team keeps scrapping out wins, and we're 9-6.
I'm really uncomfortable with the inconsistency in our offense and our reliance on guys that aren't always able to produce. I'm sure that there is somebody in the league we can get RIGHT NOW that can ease our reliance on these guys. Rudy's been shooting terribly lately. Outlaw, ohmygoodnessdon'tgetmestartedonOutlaw. Even the aforementioned Aldridge is struggling in ways we've never seen before.
Yeah but we have 3 Rookies getting serious time, none of whom have played more than about 3 games a week at any given time, an injured starting small forward, and a team that - for the first time - is getting a good effort from every team on almost every night. We also have played 9 of 15 games on the road, all of our losses have come on the road against good teams (except Golden State) and we've stolen some from good teams on the road.
And we're still 9-6. With all that room for improvement. I think we're OK.
So, chill and enjoy the ride. I know I will.