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In defense of Blake

    Seems to be a lot of momentum for The Blazers to upgrade at PG. It almost seems to me to be a rabid fervor. Traveling around the blogs and posts of the internet it almost seems to be a given that The Blazer MUST find a way to land a new PG.

    I'm certainly not against upgrading at any position any time one can. However I'd like to take a moment to simply take stock and step back. Would it be the worst thing in the world if we did NOT obtain a PG this summer? Seems strange in a way that so many seem so convinced that The Blazer absolutely must upgrade now, when what I heard most of the season was how much Steve Blake meant to this team.  I kept hearing all season about how he was a steadying influence, ran the team well and we were so lucky to have gotten him back. Plus, there were season long raves about how well Brandon handled offensive exectution during the 4th quarter.

   I know we have all seen the success of Chris Paul and Williams and recently Steve Nash, so there is a strong impetus to suggest to teams that you must have a dominating PG but I suggest that The Blazers don't necessarily need to obtain one right now. Blake, Jack, Sergio, and we have Koponen albeit a unknown in the pipeline.  Could the best move for The Blazers just be to show continued patience with the group we have? I think our next step in development is becoming a Playoff team, not "winning" a championship, and with Brandon, Aldridge, Oden, Fernandez, Outlaw, and our stable of PG choices in Blake, Jack and Sergio I'm thinking that step is possible and plausible even if we stand pat in the PG department.

   I just don't want a rush, or sloppy unbalanced trade to be made in an effort to bring in a slightly better PG that might not even be as good as Jack or Sergio in 3 years.  Of course keep the phone lines open, keep the discussions going but unless it's a "Pritch-Slap" type of trade I'm for a conservative approach this off-season. I think The Blazers are in the enviable position of being able to be conservative. We don't need to make any move out of desperation but strangely when it comes to obtaining a PG the tone I'm hearing is almost desperate and I don't understand that.

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