Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/13/12
Let's make one thing clear. No matter what you've read, what you've heard or what you've seen, the Portland Trail Blazers aren't tanking. It's not their style, nor is it in their vocabulary. No, no. This is no 1984 Houston Rocket Project. This is the NBA edition of Extreme Home Makeover. Portland management have sketched out a blueprint to quickly transform the Trail Blazers back into the contenders they once were. Team president Larry Miller has alluded to the fact that this instant rejuvenation will kick into gear once the season comes to a close. No, no. This plan is well underway. And it's on course for a celebration. After a 7-2 start to the year, Portland unraveled. Turnovers, miscues and behind-the-scenes drama took over the franchise and sank the Trail Blazers to a sub-.500 record as the trade deadline neared.   At that moment, the suits at One Center Court experienced an epiphany. The fog of false promises and delusions of grandeur cleared. They realized the sullen...
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