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Summer 09 - Concise

I won't go in depth about why I want these things to happen...

you guys are smart and can figure that out for yourself...

 

I just want to get my idea out there because I think it is awesome...

 

(Deep Breath...Clear your head)

 

Our 12 man roster last year:

Blake

Bayless

Sergio

Rudy

Roy

Batum

Outlaw

Frye

Aldridge

Randolph/Ruffin

Oden

Joel

 

Drop:

Outlaw

Sergio

Frye

Randolph/Ruffin

 

Add:

Hedo (explained below)

Hansborough (#24)

Webster

Koponen  Freeland

 

Most improved players this summer:

Bayless

Oden

Webster

 

New lineup:

PG: Bayless / Blake / Koponen

SG: Roy / Rudy

SF: Hedo / Webster / Batum

PF: Aldridge / Hansborough / Freeland

C:  Oden / Joel

 

About Hedo:

From Mike Barrett's Blog:

"Concerning Turkoglu, there are only thought to be about three or four teams will a realistic shot at landing him- Detroit (who's going to spend its money on Carlos Boozer most likely), Sacramento, Memphis, and Portland. And, it's thought that Turkoglu will likely be seeking a deal that will pay him a starting salary of about 10 million per season. Do some simple math there and you see that the Blazers are right on the edge of being in that battle.

In my opinion, the Blazers will likely be outbid in this sweepstakes, but that doesn't mean they couldn't still land him. Turkoglu will want to go to a contender, and of that short list, only Portland fits the bill. He'll want a clear-cut starting role, something he could have in Portland. And, like all players, he wants to part of a winning environment, play in a great atmosphere, and live in a great city."

 

All those points are GREAT to hear for people who like TurkeyGlue.  If he decides to come to Portland, AWESOME.  Let's trade or give away my "drop" players for future draft picks.

 

IF WE DO GET OUTBID that means money is the #1 factor for Hedo.  If that is the case, doesn't it seem like we could figure out a way to package my "drop" players and 2nd rounders in a multiple team trade that has Orlando signing TurkeyGlue for say $12-13 Mil?  A trade that has him end up in Portland?

 

Multiple team trade ideas for this scenario are wlecome...

 

 

Shout out to Sophia, Tyler, and Clark

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 A S S U M P T I O N S

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UPDATE: 1:30 PM 6/3

• I am assuming both Bayless and Blake improve this summer, and then Bayless takes the starting position from Blake at some point next season, not simply having it handed to him.  Which in a sense makes an improved Blake that backup veteran PG we all want.

• I'd switch Freeland for Kop, sure

• With Blake hard to move this summer (shoulder surgery) and KP high on Bayless, I don't think KP brings in a vet PG till next trade deadline/summer '10 (if ever)

• I am assuming that somehow Batum gets in the rotation a minimum 15 minutes per game.  But see him as more of a long term Blazer permanently replacing TurkeyGlue after a few seasons

• The development of Oden is important to the improvement of our PG's and how they are portrayed by us fans

And NO I didn't vote "10"

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