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Blazers: what kind of growth the future holds

1. Greg Oden becomes consistent with that hook shot, along with getting back down to 260 pounds, eventually averaging 16 points, 12 boards, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Comparison: Those with David Robinson seem unfair to me, a more realistic one is (to me) is Al Jefferson, with a more refined defensive game and a less refined offensive game.

2. LaMarcus Aldridge develops more of a post game, developing an arsenal of hook shots, turnaround jumpers, while still having the versatility to step out and hit the 20 footer. potential stats: 20 points, 9 boards, 1.5 blocks

Comparison: Seriously, Lamarcus reminds me of KG. Totally. The only thing missing is the passion and leadership, which will come with time, but for now Roy is this team's leader.

3. Nicholas Batum becomes a lock down defender, and one of the best in the league, able to guard anyone ranging from the opponent's point guard, to their power forward. His outside jumpshot becomes more consistent and because of his basketball IQ, the assists will come also. stats: 13 points, 6 boards, 3 assists, 1.5 blocks, 2 steals

Comparison: With his length and defensive capabilities, it is definitely fair to draw comparisons of Batum to Tayshaun Prince.

4. Rudy Fernandez becomes a better defender, not great, but isn't able to be consistently beat on the dribble. He develops a great connection with Roy, enough that Nate is willing to start them both at the 1 and the 2. stats: 16 poitns, 5 boards, 5 assists, 2.5 steals

Comparison: With his athleticism, knowledge of the game, and ability to make big plays, Rudy reminds me of Andre Iguadala.

5. Brandon Roy is already one of the best all around players in the NBA, but the one thing he struggles with is defense. I foresee that Roy will develop a passion for defense once he realizes that defense wins championships, also, Roy moves to point guard while Rudy starts at the 2. stats: 23 points, 5 boards, 8 assists, 2 steals

Comparison: There really is no one to compare Roy to, he's one special player.

 

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