Lemme just start off by saying I have a great deal of respect for Kevin Pritchard.. without him, this team would still be in the gutter, the city of Portland and all of the Blazer fandom owe him a great deal for this Rip City Renaissance. However, in the light of the Penn firing, I started thinking about what possibly could endanger KP's job... the man obviously has done a wonderful job so far, so whats the deal ?
This is when I remembered that Chris Bosh story that went a lil bit under the radar... a superstar basically makes a public statement of wanting to play for your team, but probably wont because his spot is occupied by another PF. But where does KP fit in you might say ? This is where the Vulcans come in... there's a huge difference in mentalities between them and KP. On one hand, our GM knows more about basketball than all of the Vulcans combined, meanwhile the latter have a more business oriented way of thinking. They might see an easily marketable world class player that could very easily be acquired to replace LaMarcus Aldridge, a player of lesser talent, less popularity around the globe, but thats being paid a large sum of money. However KP sees the sentimental side of it, as do we... we would much prefer our team to succeed with the current roster than to have us tinker around with it in order to build a championship team. We enjoy the journey to success just as much as the success itself. But thats were our arguments stop, and when the NBA is seen from the business point of view, to hell with sentimentality ! Even the sports point of view would tell you that Chris Bosh is a better player than LMA, so the only thing telling us not to do it right now is our sentimentality.
And so this is where I ask you... would KP be doing his job by not even considering the acquisition of Chris Bosh ? Can he even let his emotions get the best of him ? I'd like to think that for this team to reach higher planes, not only does Brandon Roy have to show some ruthlessness, other players and even Pritchard need to show it too.