ARRRRRRRGH, indeed. As I said in January, the Blazers can't shoot, Ray Felton is fat, Lamarcus is soft (on his teammates), Gerald is an inefficient offensive player, the Blazers are horrible at executing fast breaks, Jamal is a chucker, the Blazer bench can't play D, Felton's best wasn't really worth getting excited over in the first place, Nic isn't the "answer" (and is still just a good role player), and the Blazers are terrible at the draft. Sometimes, I hate being right.
There was reason to be optimistic at the time. Namely: the Blazer record. They were scoring more points than the other team. How did that happen? Why is the current team so inept by comparison? Did the rest of the league warm up? Is it as simple as Camby, Wallace, and Wes being very solid early but since running out of juice? Did Nate lose these guys?
Me? I just think this is a poorly constructed team. No play-making. Little ball handling. Even less passing. We went from Miller and Roy to...well...Ray Felton in a down year and Jamal Crawford setting others up. That's a bad recipe. I'm pretty sure, regardless of the rest of the ingredients, that such a recipe will only yield a droopy poop pot pie. Here's to poop pot pie. Here's to the Blazers, 2011/2012. They blew teams away. Then they just blew.
What were your early predictions? How are they lookin' now? Let us read em' and weep, literally.