Found March 14, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
No self-respecting fan wants to hear that their team should pack it in. And yet that is exactly what will best benefit Portland's beloved Trail Blazers. With 10 games left to play, and trailing five games behind the #8 seeded Los Angeles Lakers, things look bleak to say the least for the Portland Trail Blazers and their collective playoff hopes. Six of the 10 remaining games are on the road, where the Blazers are just 9-23 this season, leaving the odds incredibly against them. And that's just fine. The Blazers are clearly in rebuilding mode, they should not be concentrated on or concerned with playoff aspirations, realistic or not. Less than a year ago, they began a process to cut/retire two of their three previous cornerstone players, then drafted two highly touted rookies to effectively replace them on the team. They took action, they began the rebuilding cycle. They hired a new GM and a new head coach. They have stayed relatively albeit rightfully quiet ...

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