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Decade Poll #1: Most Significant Player

Having completed our look back at the 90's (uh... 00's, I mean) we want to open conversation on a couple topics.  The first is easy:  What player do you consider the most significant of the decade in terms of shaping the fortunes of this franchise?  The effect could be for the better or for the worse...we're not judging good or bad necessary, just having the biggest influence.  You could consider this an MVP-like on-court topic.  You could also consider culture or community relations.  We want to know what player stands out most in your mind, for good or ill, when you consider the Portland Trail Blazers between 1999 and 2009.  Discussion is open below.

More polls coming this week!

--Dave (

P.S.  If you want to name one player for on-court and one off or you want to name one for the better and one for the worse, I guess that's OK. 

P.P.S.  I know somebody is going to ask why we don't just do a poll.  It's because we don't want to limit your choices, criteria, and imagination when it comes to this topic.  Also we're interested in discussion on this one, not just a click to sum up an entire decade.