Did you hear about the Blazers latest trade proposal? They’re going to send Luke Babbitt and Chris Johnson to Orlando for Dwight Howard.
I know because I heard it from a very reliable source.
Another source told me the Blazers were going to send assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff to Boston for Rajon Rondo.
That source is a trustworthy one too.
But neither of them wanted me to use their name.
And this is the problem with trade rumors in the world of television tickers, tweets and texts: There’s little accountability.
Trail Blazer beat writer Jason Quick, however, goes the other way. Earlier this week, Quick tweeted “Tis season for ‘sources’ but I will stick to my pledge from last summer to name all sources. If they won’t put name behind it, I won’t use it.” For those of us who respect accountability in the media, thank you Jason Quick.
When I began as a reporter, I was told all sources of information must be attributed. I was told there is no such thing as an unnamed source....