I'm one of those guys that posts once a year but reads everything...What do you call it? A lurker? Creeper? The headline may scream "troll", but I'm not a contrary canzano here, ok? Not a lot of basketball to watch right now, so I've been soaking up some of the French and Spanish action. Roy saved this franchise. I recognize that. I love me some B-Roy. But I see some tantalizing potential (uh-oh) in Batum's game. He could be more than a great defender. I watch him say that he looks to be more aggressive offensively for France than Portland. Than I watch him score 14 points, not much difference stat wise, right? My problem is, despite the trading of Webster which cemented the front office's official stance as "Batum is our guy", We are still playing Nate's system. Which is it's own issue, and I leave that to you. Will you please, please, Nate, design some more stuff to run through Nic? You remember Kobe's first year or two? My concern is I see that much potential in this kid and Nate sees a great defender! So how does Roy fit into this? Initially I thought man, he (Nico) would sure develop well if we did pull off that Paul trade. And I know they wanted Batum in it, but you tellin' me they would have scoffed at B-Roy? Even before I got this far in typing it, I realized my error. Brandon can co-exist with another elite scorer(assuming Batum reaches that), but does he foster that environment to develop it? No, but that's hardly his fault. I never had a position in this conversation before, but I do now. Get rid of Nate. Bring in someone who doesn't think every play has to go through Roy. Everyone keep watching as LaMarcus says "I want to be an All-Star this year and Greg says "I want to be an All-Star this year" and Nicholas beats them to it. Hope I'm wrong. We need Aldridge to improve that much. And Greg is my favorite Blazer. But if my gut ionstinct does end being right...I told ya so.