I've come to the conclusion this morning that we can talk about how this team has been injury plagued. We can make statements about the training staff that may or may not have merit. We can judge the organization on how they've handled draft picks by selecting what may or may not be injury prone players over the years. Blame can be passed around the training staff on accounts of poor rehabilitation. None of this kind of banter am I sure about, or even able to have a stable opinion on such subjects. There is one thing that I can be sure about however.
Oh how lucky the Blazers would have been had they received the number TWO pick in the Oden/Durant draft. The Sonics would have used the number one to select Oden. Portland would have had to take Durant, and suddenly three years down the line, we have the BRoy replacement player we never thought we would need. Obviously, this isn't what happened, but it's odd to imagine that receiving said pick really would have been the solution to the injury problems this team is facing today.
First it was the Jailblazers.
And now we must come to terms with the Frailblazers era. Good luck.