Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:28 am

Chad Ford of ESPN wrote:The Blazers have been making inquiries all over the first round. Their main target has been Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair, a burly power forward who plays with a toughness the Blazers lack and coach Nate McMillan would appreciate.

However, Sunday night, there was talk Pritchard has even grander plans. With point guard Ricky Rubio possibly slipping out of the top four, the Blazers are talking to the Wizards about acquiring the No. 5 pick. Pritchard has been on the hunt for a point guard, and Rubio would be a nice fit to round out the Blazers' collection of young, unselfish talents.

But trading for the No. 5 pick is far from a done deal, as the price would be high for the Blazers. The Wizards want any team interested in the No. 5 pick to take Etan Thomas off their hands -- a move that could eat into the Blazers' cap space this summer. The deal almost certainly would cost the Blazers some young talent, like Bayless, Travis Outlaw or Batum.
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Re: Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Postby chug o nomics on Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:08 am

No way is Rubio dropping out of the top 4.
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Re: Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Postby abeer3 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:08 am

i don't understand why they'd want to get younger. they need a vet star at the 1 and/or the 3. they have the trade pieces to get one of those, imo.
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Re: Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Postby Weezy on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:34 pm

abeer3 wrote:i don't understand why they'd want to get younger. they need a vet star at the 1 and/or the 3. they have the trade pieces to get one of those, imo.


This. Why are they trying to move up AGAIN? It's nice that they are always active in the draft but I think they have enough young players.
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Re: Ford: Blazers trying to move up, especially to #5

Postby hypotenuse on Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:50 pm

and thats why Portland lost to Houston in 6.
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