It happens game after game the starters manage to build up a lead and the bench comes in and throws it all away. In fact in the last 9 games the blazer bench has combined to shoot 29%(49-168) and committed 35 turnovers on those 49 made baskets. These numbers are really bad but it gets worse, despite this incredibly bad play they have a mid first round draft pick sitting on the bench getting no playing time at all. With a bench THIS bad and getting no playing time you must be bad, really bad. Maybe they should think about throwing some 1st round picks and Babbit together and pick up someone who can give them a few POSITIVE minutes off the bench.
With Roy coming back you would think this would be a very good thing for the team, but as we have seen in the 4 games since his return it has not. The 4 opponents have combined to shoot over 52% (48% from the 3pt line) well above their average while the blazers have only shoot 41% well below their average. Obviously this is not all Roys fault but he does contribute to it big time on the defensive end where the team often ends up playing 4 on 5 trying to cover for Roy. It would nice to see what he could do playing 20-25 minutes playing hard in all phases of the game vs the 35+ minutes he is playing now where it looks like he is pacing himself. Maybe giving away Bayless to NO was not such a good idea after all.