I’m feeling pretty positive about a CBA deal in the next two days – mainly because the alternative is depressing and pointless.
Brandon stays this year and comes off the bench ala Jason Terry
Blazers sign Crawford.
Greg picks up where he left off.
Blazers amnesty Camby.
Nolan Smith impresses and both E-Will and C. Johnson make major progress.
Crash is Crash for a full season.
Batum is a candidate for most improved NBA player and All Def Team.
Aldridge continues his meteoric rise and makes All-Star team.
Blazers have an injury free season – just like the Thunder
did this year.
Nate lets the team run more and the offense gets faster.
Patty does not re-sign and Barron is waived.
Point Guard: Felton, Crawford, Smith
Shooting Guard: Mathews, Roy, Williams
Forward: Aldridge, Johnson, TBA
Small Forward: Wallace, Batum
Center: Oden, Johnson, TBA
Note sure what we do with Armon & Babbit. Maybe a package trade?
Obviously a lot of shaky assumptions….but aren’t we due for some good luck? Is this enough to contend for WCF? What might be missing? How good could we be?