Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/12/12
You have a rather lofty goal in front of you, and the choices you make in the next thirty days may go on to determine just how long of a stay you ultimately are granted in the Rose City. The Portland Trail Blazers hold the number six and eleven picks in the 2012 NBA Draft, as well as a good amount of cash to spend in free agency. Given your truncated history with the Los Angeles Clippers, this should be fairly straight forward. Your goal, or mission rather, is to turn a once dominant and now dormant franchise, back in to a contender. Overnight if you can, within a year or less if you must. The people not only demand it, they expect it. Expectations could not be higher. The fans were treated to a 2011-12 season which began with great fanfare, only to see the untimely demise of the rebuilding project the team began in 2004. The team now has a gutted roster, tough choices to make, and zero room for error. After seeing the Oklahoma City Thunder go through a similar rebuilding proc...
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