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A Big Pile of Icing....



Since it's seemingly innocent inception uttered casually from the lips of Kevin Pritchard, I was never a fan of the whole "Baking a Cake" analogy. Oh it worked, but I got tired of it's over use, and it often being code for "We aren't going to do anything [we must let the cake bake]. So it's with great trepidation and regret tinged with a ridiculous amount of unjustified fear that I admit I awoke today to the idea that.....


 ...What we have 3 years later isn't even a Hostess Ding Dong..what we have is a big pile of icing. Now don't get me wrong...in some cases it's really, really good icing. Matthews, Johnson, Batum, Aldridge, our entire roster as a whole has a lot of talent.

   But it seems that if perenial, repeatable and sustainable playoff success and real championship contention is the goal...then we have nothing bakeable in the oven.

   Now I don't think The Blazers need to rebuild in a bring in the wrecking ball, tear it down to the foundation type of manner. But I do think the franchise needs to move forward with a significant change in operational P.O.V.. If the thought has been the past 3,4 years, that you were baking a cake, and we were at the point where you just needed to "tweak" and make minor adjustments to an established core? We now need to think more about our core...and less about our just continuing to obtain complimentary players.

  At this point out, I'll cop out pretty extensively. I don't think have the answers, just a viewpoint and an opinion. I think this upcoming summer, a lot of the answers are going to be born out of the GM skills of Rich Cho, and whatever agressive level of involvement Paul Allen decides to apply and/or what level of resources he decides to apply.

  But I think we are back to cracking eggs...not getting out the butterknife...

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