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There are 32 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 20, 2008, titled Portland Trail Blazers poised to be West's new power when Greg .... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The greatest threat to break through from this season's also-rans is not the team that failed to make the playoffs despite 48 victories.

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Tony T

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 20, 2008
Ira,
Nice article. I hope you are right...knock on wood. Portland just needs a little luck with good health...double knock on wood.
Lance

Portland, OR

#2 Apr 20, 2008
Ira,

Great article. You've summed up what us Blazermaniacs believe and hope will transpire over the course of the next few seasons. The Blazer's goal next year must simply be to make the playoffs so that they can garner playoff experience. It will not be until the following year that this team will likely content for the Western Conference Championship and anything thereafter.

The future is indeed bright here in Portland. And, the brightness starts with world-class people on and off the court, and ends with world class talent. Portland seems to have some of both.
greGODen
#3 Apr 21, 2008
nice article. there is a dynasty brewing in portland--
Shiny Boots McGee

Santa Monica, CA

#4 Apr 21, 2008
Nice article; Portland has a bright future.

I believe they were the 3rd youngest team of ALL TIME, not just out of last season. They were the youngest team of the 2007-08 season, but 3rd youngest of all time.

Not that it matters; they is young good boys who should make for a good team of basketeers.
PDXfan

Santa Clara, CA

#5 Apr 21, 2008
Just for the record, the Blazers were the 3rd youngest team in all-time league history and the youngest for 2008. The future is indeed bright.
Ace

Eugene, OR

#6 Apr 21, 2008
Slight correction.....The Blazers had the third youngest team in NBA history this season. They were by far the youngest in the league this year.

Go Blazers
larry

Havelock, NC

#7 Apr 21, 2008
your right if they stay healthy look out! oden is the real deal.
Hey

Portland, OR

#8 Apr 21, 2008
Just fyi, they were the 3rd youngest team in HISTORY, not just the nba, where they were the youngest all year.
trensaun

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#9 Apr 21, 2008
Trade Webster to the heat for alexander johnson, chris quin you get a solid pg and a beast when given the chance staying young and after what they went through this could be thier break out game.
Wxman

Englewood, CO

#10 Apr 21, 2008
The Blazers are built around world-class kids, not just world-class athletes. Team chemistry is phenominal; they truly like each other as players and people.

It's so refreshing to watch these guys, especially when we suffered through the dark days of the JailBlazers. The young guns are the toast of the town and next season will be really exciting...
JND

Vancouver, WA

#12 Apr 24, 2008
This is right on. As a Blazer fan, I see a very bright future ahead of the team. And most of the credit should go to the new GM, Kevin Pritchard--one of the classiest guys you'll ever meet.
Luke

Vladimir, Russia

#13 Apr 24, 2008
Great article that touches everything a NBA fan needs to, or rather doesn't want to know about the Blazers!
RipCitySon

West Linn, OR

#14 Apr 24, 2008
Great article.

One correction: Portland was the 3rd youngest team in NBA history and the youngest team in the league this season. Just proves your point even more.

From a life long fan & Portland native, I can confirm that the city is abuzz about our Trail Blazers. From owner to usher, they are on the right track. It's the stuff in the middle that gets us excited; Players, Coach, GM. As GM Pritchard says, "the cake is made, it's in the oven, now we just need to let it bake....and then we can put some icing on it"-referring to cap space (Chris Paul is the pipe dream often mentioned).
Timeb0mb

Alexandria, VA

#15 Apr 24, 2008
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Michael

Lake Oswego, OR

#16 Apr 24, 2008
Smart article, someone raise this man's salary !!!!
You hit every point !
The west will be shocked and in no position to compete against Portland in three years !
next year is too far away

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Apr 25, 2008
is miles retiring due to injuries?
Sod

Stayton, OR

#18 Apr 25, 2008
trensaun:

Martell for who? Doubtful, maybe Jack,#13, our 3 2nd rounders, MAYBE Frye or Martell, and McRoberts for your first round pick and we'll have a deal. The only thing we need now is Derrick Rose to come home to the Rose Garden.
matt

Ashland, OR

#19 Apr 25, 2008
Darius miles is sooooo talented it is really dissapointing to see him leave this squad...
Jam the paint

Saint Petersburg, FL

#20 Apr 25, 2008
The Blazers have their sights set on PF LeGrenne McWhiggers of Washington in a deal.
Tim Stratton

Portland, OR

#21 Apr 26, 2008
Good article, but one thing needs to be corrected that makes the Blazers season even more impressive. . . The Blazers didn't have the third youngest roster last season. It was the youngest in 2007-08 and third youngest in the history of the NBA.

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