So, sitting and reliving the loses from the past couple of games that have been played. The Blazers are not getting any better, they are great at deceiving the fans and media into think that they are an "elite" team. Now, the team is 7-5... barely hanging and out once again with a center. Is this a surprise, oh now it's definitely not. Another year same team. In this past free agency, we watched as this team loaded up on another guard, passed up reliable bigs. The same holds true for the way the team drafted this year, passed up on Faried and drafted Nolan, who has yet to gain any reliable minutes. It's better for him to play in the D-League, at least there he'd get minutes.
Crawford is a hair puller for me, I don't understand who Nate can let him shoot, shoot and shoot some more. The last two games he has played in were ridiculous. He should earn his spot to be the sixth man, he has yet to prove he deserves the minutes. Camby will probably be out for four months, the dude wont come back for awhile. The team should just adjust the line and go with the line of; Felton/Wes/Batum/Wallace/LMA ... the back up should be someone else then Crawford and he should be the last to touch the ball.
Batum has been quite good as of late, the way he runs down the ball and has a never give up attitude on defense should be rewarded. Crawford needs to be the trade piece to bring a big to this team that will last the end of the year. So, tomorrow when I watch the game... I pray that Mr. Crawford will realize that after 11 shots taken, "perhaps I should pass to the hot hand which is obviously not me".
So, here's to a new year and the same team that makes me want to pull my head out... I hope that Crawford will stop chucking passes and the fans will stop calling for CJ to get a run at center. He's a toothpick who's able to get posted up by Dre, so how about no on the give him a run!