Brandon Roy: The Kevin Duckworth Moment of the Current Blazers Generation

April 24th, 2010 by Drew Barton Leave a reply »
For Portland Trailblazer fans like me, the 2009-10 season, started with tremendous optimism.

Every season we were told to lower our expectations, that the team was too young and inexperienced to make much progress.

Yet, season after season, the team added double digit totals to the win column.

They made it to the playoffs last year and even won a couple games. But then the season got off to a rugged start. Nicolas Batum went down to injury.

No problem, Martell Webster is the better offensive player, and his defense has improved so we all thought it was a minor setback.

Greg Oden moved into the starting line-up and Andre Miller arrived.

Soon, we had three new starters in the line-up with Oden, Webster and Miller, replacing Joel Przybilla, Batum, and Steve Blake.

Nobody doubted it was an overall talent upgrade, but all the new faces and roles had the team struggling.

With ugly home losses to teams like the Grizzlies, the home team got wrecked by a massive 21-0 run, and left us wondering how long it would take for this team to gel.

Then, just as they started coming around, ...

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