Look at our draft: a PG, Combo guard, and a swingman. Look at our early FA attractions: Farmar, Mathews, Mason.
Eveyone is saying that Andre is going to get moved. that i disagree with, but it is possible. to me it seems that we are getting ready to make a splash by moving Rudy, Bayless, Joel and then either Batum, LA, or Andre...depending on which position we are getting back.
there could be a big move coming. we are stocking up on cheap backcourt players and courting more. we have a guy who wants out (Rudy) and another who is young, cheap and coming off a very solid run in the playoffs (bayless). I think the Blazers want to sell high on Bayless, dump Rudy and throw in Joel's contract...but with all the huge moves going on right now someone is going to want a larger talent back in return for their big piece... i.e. LA, Batum, or Andre.
of course the complete opposite could be going on also. we decide to sit tight and pick up some cheap guys and give big Greg one last chance. that is likely also. if Greg does it this year, we will need to have room for him under our cap, if not next year will be REBUILD time. Now that i think of it we may be just laying low this year and waiting. because a bad financial decision this summer could lead to some big problems next year if say, Greg goes off.
Its not like we cant compete at a championship level with the pieces we have. we won 50 games last year with most of our big time players missing at least 1/4 of the season each!
boy i really screwed the pooch on that one. guess it was just a brain fart