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Open Thread: Blazers vs. Suns

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The Blazers take on the Suns in Phoenix tonight.  Amare is supposedly back, and if I'm Mike D'Antoni, I'm thinking this is the perfect game to get the man-child back into the swing of things.  I've heard rumors that other title contending teams are willing to trade draft picks to the Blazers in return for letting Ha loose on Amare's microfractured knee, but specifics of the deal have yet to be finalized.

While the Blazers did beat the Suns the last time they rocked the casbah, the Red and Black haven't won a game since, and are sure to run into a team wanting to erase the memory of losing to one of the worst teams in the league.  Could the introduction of Amare cause chemistry problems?  Possibly.  Could that give the Blazers an edge?  Not likely, but I suppose stranger things have happened.  

The line is currently Blazers +17, which is straight up cruel on Vegas' part.  I guess when you've got a 45 point drubbing hanging over your head, bettors tend to take notice.