The Portland Trailblazers, Not the OKC Thunder, are the Future of the NBA

September 9th, 2010 by Christopher Keshishian Leave a reply »
Many people nowadays look at the Thunder as the future franchise, and face of the NBA. I mean all of Durant's points scored and all of Westbrook's flashy dunks can catch the viewer's eyes. The OKC Thunder generate a lot, and I mean a lot of media today, and that is keeping the true future from stepping forward.

In comes the Portland Trailblazers. The Trail-who? That's a general response many get when even mentioning the name. "Oh, they're that team that's always at the bottom of the standings right?" My reply, "No you have them confused with the Wolves, the Blazers are the ones who won 50 games with 311 missed combined games becuase of injury,". "A team could do that?"

It really is sad how little media attention Portland gets. Yes, it is a small market, but that doesn't mean they are bad. On the contrary, they are the complete opposite. You see, the Blazers are in quite a unique situation.

They have a point guard who can easily get his points and used to lead the league in assists in Andre Miller. They have a young, aspiring wing player in Nicolas Batum, who, in his second year, is already a lock down defender and three-point marksman. Then come ...

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