- Talking to Seattle asst GM Rick Cho
- Talking to the Dallas front office
- Talking to Chicago
Like 99% of what we hear about, it’s probably nothing. But you know that Zbo and Rashard Lewis would be very interested in hearing all of this.
"I have been thinking that, too," Randolph said. "Have LaMarcus play power forward, big (Greg) Oden at center, you know, develop the young players. But I also think that even though LaMarcus plays the same position, there is enough time for all of us. Because LaMarcus can play center, too. I think we can all play together."
"Jackpot! The Blazers are a good fit for Oden. With Oden, LaMarcus Aldridge and Brandon Roy, the Blazers have an extraordinary young core and will be a playoff contender next year." -Chad Ford, ESPN.com
"It really is an amazing moment for the Portland Trail Blazers. Now Kevin
Pritchard gets to do all his gamesmanship magic and try to freak out the rest of
the league -- who know that he'll do some bold stuff because he did it last
year...for the record, I trust Pritchard with this decision." -Henry Abbot, TrueHoop
The Portland Trail Blazers beat the odds and won the right to settle the Greg Oden-Kevin Durant debate. With just a 5.3 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, the Blazers won the NBA's draft lottery Tuesday night, earning the right to draft a potential franchise player from what's considered to be a deep class. Represented by Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy, the Blazers got a head start on landing next year's top rookie. -Associated Press
"They're going to help us right away. They can come into the NBA right away and play. I'm just excited about sitting back and knowing our general manager has the choice of drafting either Kevin Durant or Greg Oden. Either one, you can't go wrong. So I'm excited we have the opportunity to choose between the two." -Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
Finally, one note about the Blazers new deal with Comcast, it sounds like the way to go from a revenue standpoint. In baseball the teams that can muster up their own exclusive channel have made a boat load of cash from it (YES, NESN, etc.). However, I've sent out some e-mails, spent about an hour doing research, and I've still yet to find how this effects those of us that have DirecTV. I love the Blazers, but let's just say I will be seeing a lot fewer games if they're not made available in some way on my DirecTV.
That's it for now, I'll be back this evening for a wrap up of the Lottery.