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What's best for the Blazers?

Tue, 03/12/2013 - 9:48pm
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There's really three places the Blazers can finish up this season. I want to know what's the best spot for them.

1. Make a run at a playoff spot and get bounced in the first round. This would cause them to lose their first round draft pick to the Charlotte Bobcats to complete the Gerald Wallace trade, top 12 protected.

2. Finish just outside the playoffs in the 13-14 spot. Assuming they don't move up in the lotto they would lose their first round pick here as well.

3. Get bogged down by playing the NBA's toughest remaining schedule and fall into the bottom 12 teams in the league. They would keep their draft pick, since it's top 12 protected through 2015, unless a team in the 13-14 slot moves past them, highly unlikely.

So what's best for the team?  It really comes down to how the Blazers or you as fans value the draft pick. Making the playoffs sounds good, but with a very small chance of moving on is it really going to do much for you and you'd be giving up that draft pick?

The 13-14 spot might be the worst spot, no playoffs and no pick. However the Blazers will have to give up the pick as some point. Is this the year? Are there any impact players you want in the last stage of the lotto?

Perhaps you can get value for the pick if it's in the lotto.

Remember Neil Olshey, Blazers GM, has talked a lot about cap space this summer. If he doesn't feel that a draft pick would be much help I could seem him hoping to give it the Bobcats or getting rid of it another way. Any draft pick you have places a hold on available cap space come time to sign free agents.

So what do you think is the best scenario for the Blazers?

Sportsland, Oregon: 11/23/2010 - #38

Wed, 11/24/2010 - 2:13am
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In the first part of an extra long holiday podcast, Los and the gang delve into the Blazers injury woes and their outlook for the rest of the season, and discuss the action around the rest of the league. Then they move on to BCS talk, including possible championship scenarios, Black Friday, and awards winners. This is all followed by the NFL, and early seasoncollege basketball action.

In Part 2, Los and the gang wrap up everything else they missed in Part 1, including NCAA Women's soccer, Baseball Rookie's of the Year, High School football playoffs, Kentucky vs Portland in Men's basketball, and this week's segments, including This Week in Oregon Sports History and What Plucks My Duck.

Sportsland, Oregon: 11/15/2010 - #37

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 2:08am
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In the first part of a two part episode, Los and the gang open up with their concerns about the Blazers situation, specifically Brandon Roy's comments and health. After that it's on to the world of college football, with plenty of Ducks talk after their tight win, which inevitably leads to BCS Championship talk and Heisman Trophy predictions. They wrap up Part 1 trying to figure out who the best team in the NFL is.

In Part 2, Los and the gang wrap up everything else they missed in Part 1, including NCAA Women's soccer, Baseball Rookie's of the Year, High School football playoffs, Kentucky vs Portland in Men's basketball, and this week's segments, including This Week in Oregon Sports History and What Plucks My Duck.  You can check it out in the nifty player on the right.

Sportsland, Oregon: 11/8/2010

Fri, 11/12/2010 - 12:55am
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Back after an extended break, Los and the gang start off a packed show by remembering the great Maurice Lucas on the day of his memorial.  They also delve into the Oregon Ducks National Championship chances, the Portland Pilots Women's Soccer National Championship chances, the Blazers' start to the season, and some NFL talk.  Check it out at blogtalkradio.com/oregonsportsradio, sportslandoregon.blogspot.com, or in the nifty player on the right.

Sportsland, Oregon: 10/18/2010

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 11:04am
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In this week's episode, Los and the Oregonsports.com crew discuss the year's first BCS Rankings. They also commend OSU for its 2ot loss to Washington, and apologize to PSU for causing their last second heartbreaker.

In a Special Edition NBA Preview, Lostradamus and the Oregonsports.com crew analyze everything you need to know about the upcoming NBA season. From the Blazers' outlook to the end of year awards, plus playoff predictions and teams to watch out for. They also come up with a new nickname for LaMarcus Aldridge at the end of the show, in addition to the usual weekly segments.

Check it out at: SportslandOregon.blogspot.com  or at blogtalkradio.com/oregonsportsradio

Sportsland Oregon: 10/11/10

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 4:52pm
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Plenty of things to talk about in the Oregon sports world, including the Ducks ascension to #2 in the polls, the Beavers clawing back into the Top 25, MLB end of season awards, and a tearful goodbye to the Timbers this season. All that plus the usual segments, and Blazers talk

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Sportland, Oregon #32

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 12:46pm
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In this week's episode, Los and the gang open up right after Pat Chung's amazing Monday Night Football outing. Then they move on to some Ducks and Beavers football, and weigh in on the possibility of PSU winning theBig Sky. Finally, the guys talk about the Blazers training camp, and throw out their personal suggestions for NBA divisional realignment.  Check it out at:

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