Portland Trail Blazers: Is Raymond Felton the Answer at Point Guard?

July 30th, 2011 by Wesley Hodges Leave a reply »
It's been a few weeks now since the culmination of the 2011 NBA Draft, and everyone has had some time to digest all the trades and picks that were made in connection with that event.  As I thought about it for a little while today, I realized that with the onset of the lockout now almost a month behind us, I really haven't taken the time to mull over all the deals that went down.

One of the most important deals was the trade of Raymond Felton, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Andre Miller; a few other players also moved around, but Felton and Miller are the two most important pieces to the puzzle.  They're the ones I will focus on here.

It seems that ever since Andre Miller joined the organization, he was viewed as merely a stopgap, or a transition piece, to the next big free agent point guard signing.  His name was rarely left out of continual rumor cycles that usually run all year long (even during the lockout, to an extent).

Was this fair to him?  Probably not.  This article goes into detail about why it wasn't necessary to trade him.  But now that's not important. &n ...

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