Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 5/7/12
With the draft being the next big thing on the horizon for the Blazers, it’s hard not to think about the past woes this team has had during the draft. The names that first come to mind are Sam Bowie and Greg Oden. Those were the obvious misfortunate draft mistakes from this team. Missing the opportunities to draft Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant really stings as a Blazer fan. Even more recently there have been some head scratchers when it comes to draft day. This franchise has just seemed to struggle to pull everything together and pick the best player for the future of this team. In the last draft the Blazers selected Nolan Smith and Jon Diebler. Diebler ended up overseas and Smith was a spotty rotation player. I really enjoy Smith as a person and I believe he does have potential to be a solid back up point guard in this league. His work ethic is fantastic and he has a solid core of values. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he was under Coach K’s wing for four years at Duke. The Smit...
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