Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/26/12
Don’t do it Rip City The Portland Trail Blazers  will have two lottery picks in this week’s NBA draft, and while the potential is there in every prospect, there are a handful of players the team must avoid with the No. 6 and No. 11 picks. Jeremy Lamb Jeremy Lamb has the ability to be a great scorer, but questions surrounding his motor make him a big-time question mark. Lamb has been able to coast on talent so far in his basketball career. If he’s not able to boost his aggressiveness starting next year, he may never reach his full potential as a go-to option on offense. His physical frame will also be against him early on, as his 6’5”, 179-pound body will be undersized as a rookie next season. Austin Rivers The former Duke Blue Devil is a dynamic perimeter scorer, but his selfish play and inconsistent shooting would be a bad addition to a rebuilding Blazers roster. Having committed more turnovers than assists last season, Austin Rivers won’t likely be switching to the point guar...
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