Farewell Adam Morrison. You may not have seen the court much during the preseason, but your brief time with the Blazers will be remembered by basketball fans in the Northwest. You had a large group of Blazer fans pulling for you.
To me, Morrison will forever be the greatest college basketball player I've ever seen play in person. He shot the lights out, he worked hard on every possession, and he had an ability to rise in the moment. And he did it all while suffering from diabetes, Just making the pros while dealing with that condition is an achievement. Sadly, he never reached an elite level in the NBA. But along the way he seemed to develop a good attitude as a veteran, even if it all came as he was on his way out.
Morrison has said he will probably retire now. We wish him all the best in his next step in life, which will probably be as a shooting coach in college.
Adam, I wanted the Blazers to draft you in 2006. In may have taken six years, but I'll appreciate that I got to see my favorite college player suit up for my favorite NBA team, even if for so brief a time.