I know this is nothing that hasn't been said before, but I want to voice my opinion;
Please focus on the future of this franchise and what it means to build that than use your crusty (albeit more dependable) players to win a couple extra games this season. I would much rather watch young talent get experience and growth and end up below 500, than watch old guys try and keep us above 500 and possibly get to playoffs only to be eliminated, ending up with just slightly more experienced players who are not in the future of the Blazers. Build the young talent, secure it for our future, and reap the benefits in a few years. Most important keep the fans engaged. If we feel like were being ignored than that tells us you are not running our team (you are running your team), and if on top of that we are a losing team than you are a double Fail.