So there seems to have been the undercurrent of a fire-sale building around the Blazers recently. "Roy's knees are done", "Oden's done", " We need to trade Miller, Batum and Mathews to get someone good" "Blazers can't get out of the first round", "We need to trade up in the draft", Ect... Basically This team is a proverbial bust and we need to move on.
My question is this... If Dallas wins the championship, does that change the way Portland approaches the draft? If we came closer to beating the World champs than any other WC team -- playing without a starting center and a forward who is still finding his spot on the team -- do we just stand pat and relatively quiet during the draft?
If Dallas wins, can we hold on to Greg a little tighter, knowing we have a really good team without him, a potentially great one with him. Do we do the same if Dallas loses a close game seven?
Does Dallas winning change nothing about this team?