Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rumor Roundup: Blazers-only Edition

Thought you might like to see a bit of what’s floating around Al Gore’s Internets.

Chad Ford,  “If the Lakers get left out in the cold on a KG deal ... what's the next move? They could probably wrangle Zach Randolph from the Blazers for Lamar Odom.”

Blazersblog reaction:  No.  Just no, Chad, Portland is not shipping Zbo to LA for Lamar Odom.  There are so many things wrong with that suggestion that I”m not even going to get into it.

The Ohio News-Herald: “Teams are saying Portland is simply asking too much for power forward Zach Randolph.”

Blazersblog reaction: What I’m guessing this means is that Cleveland proposed some shitty offer to Portland like “Andreson Verejao in a sign and trade and next year’s #1 for Zbo”, and Portland laughed them off the phone.  

The Oregonian is still floating the “#6 pick and Dan Gadzuric for Pryzbilla and Jack” rumor.

The Oregonian: “One NBA source explained Tuesday that Pritchard and Allen probably don't want to tip their hand because they love the national attention it's garnering them. A second source said the Blazers don't want to announce that they plan to select Oden because they're waiting to see if the Sonics love Durant so much they'd be willing to swap picks and sweeten Portland's fortune.”

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