As the Portland Trail Blazers head to Utah to face the Jazz on Christmas Day, the Blazer’s Edge Staff is compiling a list of Christmas wishes for the team. We asked each staffer to give one, simple wish to improve Portland’s lot. We’ll present them to you throughout the holiday.
Next up: Brian Freeman
My Christmas wish for the Portland Trail Blazers, is that they, once and for all, make a commitment to which direction they are going. If they want to be a good team that is trying to win a championship, then the team should make an attempt at going that direction. If the team wants to rebuild, okay I can live with that, lets make moves to make that happen. But even as the Blazers stand now, with an impressive 19-14 record, they are still treading water as a playoff team, without any signs of more success on the horizon.
For the last 3 years, Portland has kept the majority of the team together and it has produced overachieving records for the most part, but hasn't produced even a sniff of a title run or anything close. At the same team, their young guys have low ceilings and help is not on the way.
I am okay which direction Portland goes, but hovering as a mediocre talent team with a great coach and a star player is getting boring and honestly, I feel bad for Lillard. Blow it up or go all in on a Jimmy Butler or a Kawhi Leonard. (Obviously those avenues are closed, but I’m hoping for something in that realm). Trade draft picks, mortgage the future, just do something! I dont know how long I can go through another trade deadline or offseason like we saw last year.