Monday, July 02, 2007

Updated Blazer Depth Chart

Blazers' Depth Chart, including all players that they control rights to or may retain:

PG: Steve Francis, Jarrett Jack, Sergio Rodriguez, Taurean Green, Petteri Koponen
SG: Brandon Roy, Martell Webster, Rudy Fernandez
SF: James Jones, Travis Outlaw, Ime Udoka, Darius Miles
PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Channing Frye, Josh McRoberts
C: Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Raef LaFrentz, Joel Freeland

That's 18 players, and you can only have 15 between your active and non-active roster.  But ...

-Koponen, Freeland, and Fernandez probably stay in Europe for another year so that's down to 15
-They probably only keep one of Udoka/Outlaw, so that's down to 14
-Taurean Green probably goes to the NBDL, down to 13

We all know that Francis is gone, whether that's via trade or release; although we don't know which it will be so we still count him as one active roster spot for right now.  If I had to guess, they buy out Francis (rumor is that there was already a deal with NY in place to buy him out and Portland is going to honor it), and trade either LaFrentz or Pryzbilla along with a pick or Fernandez’s rights or something like that for the starting SF we all want.




3 comments:

Matt, your friendly Bulls Blogger said...

Guys that team signs and sent to the NBDL still count as roster spots.

Rusty said...

You and I have similar posts today. I somehow had 20 players instead of 18 (I'm still counting Jamaal). And, counting yours, I'm actually seeing 19. No biggie...

I think the Blazers already have a deal in place with Joel, Jarrett, and Fernandez. I linked your transcript from last week's Pritchard discussion as support.

It'll be interesting to see what happens...

Rusty said...

http://rustypdx.blogspot.com/2007/07/so-what-is-blazers-roster.html