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Is there any Western playoff team playing worse than the Blazers

I don't know what to make of our play of late, but what I can tell you is that we will be lucky to make the playoffs at all in the western conference. I have been watching Memphis, Denver, Houston, and NO over the last month and while they aren't winning every game, they are making people beat them. That can not be said about our blazers who are doing everything possible down the stretch to give games away. Even the wins of late have looked really bad. I Don't know what caused this, but I have a feeling it can all be resolved with the benching of one player......any guesses? Yeah, Roy is killing this team right now and his occasional great night is far out weighed by his consistently terrible D. He compromises our entire defense by getting beat by anyone( and I mean anyone) who he is guarding. He also takes valuable minutes away from batum and mathews who need time to  find their flow. He also can't close on shooters at all. Every time an opponent hits a wide open three look whose showing up late. 80% of the time its Roy or Dre. He is also turning LA back into a pick and pop player instead of a pick and role player. I know he only plays 25-30 a game but he makes everyone on this team worse by keeping them from what they do naturally. He is not going to hit a cutter or lob an ally oop, he is going to dribble, shoot, bailout pass, then play terrible D. Sad but true, so how do we sit him down?


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