With all of these new free agents coming in, all i hear is offense, offense, offense! Kurt Thomas, can make the long jumper and set good screens to produce OFFENSE. Jamal Crawford, a playmaker who is all OFFENSE and doesnt have a defensive game. Dont get me wrong, I am beyond excited to have Jamal Crawford. Im still excited about Kurt Thomas, but not as much as Jamal. The blazers have really improved their team over the offseason. But with all these offensive players, did they forget about defense?
I dont fully understand why they didnt sign at least one defensive player. I mean, i know we have Nic, Wesley, Marcus, Gerald, Chris Johnson, and Lamarcus. Who else? thats it. I dont really believe our rookies and second year players can play defense. Nate is a defensive coach. He wants all of his team to "try" to play defense, but why not just play plain, old, good defense? I would have been much more happy if we signed a good defensive player instead of Craig Smith..but that's just me.<p