In light of the coming new year it’s time to look back on the Portland Trail Blazers’ year that was. Over 12 months there will be some decisions that paid off well, and some that didn’t. Zach Buckely of Bleacher Report says Portland’s biggest regret should be its focus on guards in the NBA Draft and in NBA Free Agency:
They drafted one rookie (Anfernee Simons) and traded for another (Gary Trent Jr.), both of whom are guards. They added two external free agents (Seth Curry and Nik Stauskas), both of whom are guards.
Stauskas and Curry are unsurprisingly failing to move the needle. Trent and Simons can’t even find the floor because of the overcrowding. Meanwhile, the forward group continues to underwhelm; letting Ed Davis walk still looks like an unnecessary chemistry risk; and $48 million feels steep for Jusuf Nurkic, the kind of throwback big man the market mostly turned frigid on over the summer.
What do you believe Portland’s biggest regret of 2018 is? Let us know in the comments.