Quick: Blazers GM Neil Olshey Concedes He Should Have Bolstered Bench Last Summer

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey conceded Saturday that he should have done more to bolster his team's bench last summer given how well his starters have played.

Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that Portland Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey conceded Saturday that he should have done more to bolster his team's bench last summer given how well his starters have played.

"Clearly, if we knew all of that going in, we probably would have made a bigger investment in the bench and taken away some of our flexibility, knowing that we aren't that far away,'' Olshey said.

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"Right now, this calls for some real patience and diligence. To not throw the baby out with the bath water because of a real successful first half of the season,'' Olshey said. "I think the mission is still the same: The players we needed to play well are playing well and what we need to do is develop the guys on the bench, preserve our assets and our flexibility so we can go after guys and be really aggressive next summer.''

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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