I'm another one of those long time reader first time posters (LTRFTP?). As it's more or less the end of the season, I just thought I would throw my 2 cents into the BEdge pot. These cents regard defense, and players that play it...particularly new players...who wear the #21.
Gosh, defense is a beautiful thing. Defense sparks offense, and those that play it well (I feel) are the most valuable players on a team. Don't hate me, but that's what I think Camby, Batum and the Inferno (when he plays) are. These guys hustle, fill holes, crash boards, hit the floor and generally cause everyone around them to play with more heart. I have yet to see either of them not come to play...which, sadly, I've seen more than I've wanted to from other Balzers. I've seen pretty much every game this year (which albeit is not that many from Camby), but it seems pretty evident to me that the Blazers act much more like a true team when either one, two, or (dare I say it?) all three are on the floor. So essentially, I see these two/three guys as essential to the on-court team chemistry, and the addition of Camby and increased run for Batum is the biggest reason that the Blazers have been on such a tear lately.
(And in unrelated news:)
Anybody recall that Darius Miles guy? Well Darius, it's been fun, but I think it's about time we stop paying you the equivalent of 10 neurosurgeon's annual salaries to NOT PLAY BALL FOR US. Have a good life. We shall commence rejoicing now.
Since I've heard talk about who we might HAVE to play a lot, but not very much regarding who we would WANT to play (maybe I've just been out of the loop), I decided to make a poll (my very first one!).