In the wake of Chad Ford's assertion re: deals offered to the Trail Blazers at the trade deadline, i submit to you Kevin Pritchard's comments during last night's edition of Courtside, which you can listen to here. I also trancribes a quote that would seem to address why trades, imagined or otherwise, didn't get done. So sayeth Pritchard:
"I think I have a good feel for this team. Being around all these guys for as long as I have, I think I know what they can handle in terms of another player. I like I've got a good grasp on that. Nate McMillan and I talk about that all the time; what kind of personality that is. And I don't want to get into all the details of that, but if we don't bring in the right guys then we could destroy what we have. Maybe destroy is too strong of a word because you feel like with this culture, maybe people will assimilated, sort of, to them. But I still worry that ... we're not grown enough and it still need time to grow."
Also a kind of non-update update on Oden. The full two hours of Courtside should be available shortly.