This is from Hoopsworld:
"Kevin Pritchard is a Frickin' Genius
How long can this guy and his staff keep running circles around the rest of the NBA on Draft night? And is anyone else wondering how exactly Portland ends up with like 7 selections every year?
As many of you who read what's written in this space frequently know, there's been some heated debate recently about whether or not the Blazers will make the playoffs next season. While such banter is still making its rounds around the water cooler, what's really not debatable is that Portland is positioned better than any other team in the Association to be a power for the better part of the next decade.
Of course, now we'll get the chance to find out if Pritchard is as effective at trading for veteran difference-makers as he is at acquiring young talent because this is the kind of move the Blazers will have to make next to ascend to the top of the Western Conference."
I get giddy when I see this stuff, but at the same time, it bother me that we MUST bring in some shaggy old veteran player to get wins, that our team of youngsters is somehow unworthy or unable. I disagree. I would flat out turn away a Vince Carter or Jason Kidd. Old news and someone else's problem. Too much baggage, attitude and salary. And you know what, Lebron isn't our guy either. Call me crazy, and I know you will, but I like him on the other team. I like our Blazers to be Blazers, not a pile of spare parts crazy glued together.
OK, gimme yer best shot. (Then come see me play at Doug fir Aug. 7. I'm flying all the way form NYC to rock one night only with my buds from Loch Lomond, HurtBird and The Standard. All current-roster Trail Blazers get in free! I know, off-topic. I'm ready for the roasting.)