Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/11/12
This just in:  Roy Hibbert isn’t coming to Portland.  This also just in:  The sky isn’t falling. As I write this, it’s apparent that the coveted free agent (restricted as he may be) center the Portland Trail Blazers targeted will not be a Blazer.  The restricted free agent (Nicolas Batum) they currently hold the rights to allegedly wants out.  And former team president Larry Miller, as of last weekend, is now the former Trail Blazer team president.  They also remain without a coach, have stated to have little to no interest in other free agent acquisitions, and appear on the verge of another playoff-less season. And people are wigging-out. While normally more-than-willing to go “negative” in such a situation, I’m not only willing to look at the bright side, but am for the most part on board with what appears to be a long-term plan towards future franchise success. I don’t care that Nicolas Batum prefers to play in Minnesota, nor do I blame him for his reaso...
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