Happy Shavlik Randolph Day!
It's time to bring back a tradition from last season that we accidentally let lapse through October and November: our monthly prediction poll. This isn't rocket science. Simply review the Blazers' schedule for the month of December and predict a number of victories for the month. In January we'll take a look back at the results to see how everyone fared.
The Blazers are currently 12-7. December features a total of 15 games in 31 days (7 home, 8 road). The full rundown (bold home)...
Heat, Rockets, @Knicks, @Pacers, @Cavaliers, @Bucks, Kings, Suns, @Magic, @Heat, @Mavericks, @Spurs, Nuggets, Sixers, Clippers
Here's a calendar version for your reference.
The 8 road games are broken down into two 4-game swings: one north and east, the other south and east. There are two back-to-backs this month and both come on the road (Cavs and Bucks, Mavericks and Spurs).
Vote first. Then, in the comments, open the conversation all the way up. List your vote, discuss any and all predictions for the month, name your trap games, and feel free to pose any questions about the upcoming schedule and opponents for group discussion.
And, while you're at it, take a crack at a question I posed to KP2 on the soon-to-be-released Wingcast: Is December the most tenuous month of Nate McMillan's reign in Portland?
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