Portland just picked up Gerald Wallace and is the 6 seed at present in the West.The problem with the NBA is that unless you win the lottery and get to draft KG or LeBron or Kobe, you have no hope to compete. Even then, you only have a few years to do it before that player demands a trade or leaves for New York or LA.
Cities like New York and Miami can lure star players because of the huge markets. What chance do cities like Cleveland or Minneapolis or Portland or Houston have? None, in the new NBA.
Why even watch?
Wouldn't mind having him here, that's for sure.
Players will come here if the organization appears to know what its doing and has a winning team. Money talks, but winning talks more. This organization screams "losing." Between road games and the offseason, its not like players are snowbound here. Kind of like how the Metrodome was a dump but still had great attendance in winning years.
I sure hope Rubio is part of some package deal the Kahn man is cooking up, as his lanky frame will get tossed about in the NBA like the rest of our rag doll team. Flynn has no value whatsoever. He would have been long gone if he did. When they weren't playing him they were hiding him trying to find some sucker team to take him. Pretty bad when your "star of the future" is a PG with the shooting skills of Mark Madsen. Oh well, he served his ping pong ball role well. Buy him out, trade Rubio's rights, and start over on the PG. Ridnour is a workable backup PG at least. Randolph is turning out to be interesting, but this team desperately has needed some size and toughness since the inception of this franchise. We've been in "running mode" philosophy for years without players able to play at such a tempo. So we are long, lean, and weak. Yeah, why do we lose every game? I'm no NBA GM, but when your players look like the 3rd string J.V. team compared to the rest of the league...