Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Portland Trailblazers: Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season By: Jordan Van Beek Record: 33-49 – 11th in Western Conference Best Move:  Drafting C.J. McCollum The draft turned out great for the Trail Blazers. Their first pick was C.J. McCollum at 10, which was a great decision. He has appeared to be clutch and doesn’t give up at any time. McCollum will be a great backup guard behind Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard as the team’s third guard. The guard out of Lehigh averaged 23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his last season in college. He had a full college experience, which is hard to find in players these days and he will be fully mature and ready for whatever comes his way. Portland fixed their depth greatly this off-season. The three team trade they were involved in where they landed Robin Lopez, their new starting center, fixed their problem at the center position. They now have 2 young centers that can score and rebound very well. Now that they have more depth, th...
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  • Jeff Withey was they Best person Portland drafted this last year and they gave him up for Lopez??? Big mistake! Great free agent pickups with Wright and Robinson! Both will push for the starter positions. We are really preparing for L A's moving out... C.J. is definitely NOT Dam2 and is vastly undersized at the 2 guard position and a BIG mistake defensively. Not the best draft choice. Defense wins in this league, we seem to be focused on offense? Oh well, we are getting some good draft picks! We should tank a couple of more seasons, stockpile some great draft picks and we can revamp the front office again and maybe pick up a winning coach like Karl or Hollins instead of a retread with a losing history!
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