Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/17/14
  Portland continues their up and down play. It is mind boggling how they can beat playoff teams on the road yet lose to lottery teams at home. They seem to defy odds while playing with a shallow bench that continues to get more and more shallow. Friday night Coach Terry Stotts played a seven-man rotation with Meyers Leonard and Erik Maynor came off the bench in the surprising victory. The talk in the locker room seems to revolve around the so-called playoff push. There is no quit, no surrender, no white flag coming out of the Portland locker room. That is a fantastic quality for a young team to have. But let's take a step back and examine if this quality will put the organization in a sticky situation this summer and into the future. Many Portland fans are very well informed and understand that the Trail Blazers own a first round draft pick that is top-12 protected. Right now they are sitting on the line of losing the pick to the Charlotte Bobcats. If the Blazers ...
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