Found October 16, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
Last Friday night I turned on the Portland Trail Blazers versus Phoenix Suns preseason game.  Why?  Curiosity more than anything else, but secondly due to a need to know “what’s up.”  I know we have this guy named Damian Lillard, who’s supposed to be pretty good.  I know we have a guy named Meyers Leonard, who’s supposed to be a bit of a project.  And I know we (I use the term loosely.  I know the Trail Blazer franchise isn’t and won’t have me on the payroll anytime soon) aren’t expected to do a whole heck of a lot this year, the first year of an openly professed reclamation project.  But what do you expect?  How much can you realistically expect?  And where do you expect this team to finish in a conference loaded at the top, competitive in the middle, and for the most part young and up-and-coming at the depths of its waters? I’ll be honest; I don’t expect a whole lot.  The Western Conference is stacked and the Trail Blazers aren’t.  Oklahoma City...
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