I don't know if you can have scabs in a situation like this or what it actually means. Maybe it's not possible at all.
But this whole thing has reinforced in me why I'm a Blazer fan: it's for the connection with the community. I really enjoy and look forward to watching our current team.
You know what else? I'd be immensely excited to watch Dan Dickau lead a rag-tag group of PacNW locals from the YMCA and community college ranks. I'd welcome back Victor Khryapa, Shavlik, or whatever other D-league players or Euro standouts that wanted to have a shot in the US. Furthermore, I'll bet that they absolutely play their guts out every single night while they have a chance to play at the Rose Garden. What they lack in vertical, they might make up in hustle and sweat.
I want a season. I want to stay up until 11:00pm watching Blazer games here in Illinois, which affords me a chance to see shots of the Willamette river.
I'm getting plenty of standoff negotiations in Iran, Greece, and Washington DC super committees. I didn't need that in the NBA. I want my sport back so I can come home and relax. I'll cheer just as hard, I promise, for second-tier players to get me through the next year or so.