Got to thinking.....Taking away the huge disapointment that is G.O. time i have to ask myself... what would i rather have, fantasy land style. Now this is given what we KNEW in their given primes, no knee issues here. Just taking the payers as they are. The current trio, or the previous one who never came to fruition.
Obvious points: First trio, young LMA and Nic combined with an unusually seasoned young player in Roy. In my opinion that trio has a lot of unpredictability. We never knew however due to the basketball gods but would have been wonderful to watch grow. Point being that group was never able to truly gel due to injury. Also that time in Blazer history also had the promise of Greg Oden on top of our top 3 SG, top 8 PF, top 8 SF, and who ever the hell wanted to play PG. At this time his name was Andre Miller but that was moot.
In summary, the future was so bright we should have worn shades, forgive my corniness. Then as WE ALL know it came crashing down. tough times, LMA holding down the fort, etc. Not a good time was the brief description, but then!! Enter Damian Lillard. Who?!? Weber state, Utah, huh?........... Ok, going back before the ghost of Chris Paul past we have wanted a PGotF. Dare we say, dare we hope....it it truly?!?! It is!!!!!
Our one and only true PGotF, and not only that but guess what. Remember that top 8 SF i mentioned.........well, he came out his shell. And you know what? That dude can ball, i'm talkin', 14,6,5,1,1 most every night. Combined with Lillard, that PGotF...... who has put up record setting numbers thus far, oh and hey guess what else!?!?! LMA.......that one guy who came in with Roy......well ya, he gonna go ahead and establish himself and a bonafide MVP candadate.
So you take what we were handed 6-8 years ago and consider our current position and one cant help but feel lucky. We have a PGoF, a VERY solid SG, and top 5 SF, a top 3 PF, a perfectly fitting defensive center and unlike last year a bench that compliments the starters VERY well. Is this a perfect team? No, but it is VERY VERY good and given a couple of wise personel moves i belive one of the best we have ever had. Go blazers!!!!