If your a Blazers fan, right now you have a few things on your mind. What’s Rudy’s problem? Will G.O. be able to play again? And how can I get tickets for the Miami game? Well, I’m not sure how to help with the Miami tickets – but I’d sure like to determine if the number one draft pick will be able to play.
First, when the Blazers started entertaining the idea of trading Rudy, I know many fans, including myself, were very sad to hear that the chants of “RUUUUUUUUUDY!” may no longer be coming from the Rose Garden. But after the events of a few weeks ago have finally unfolded, it is clear that the Blazers urge to trade him may have been the best move after all. It is understandable to not want to sit on the bench behind Brand Roy all season, but the manner in which Rudy expressed his feelings was like that of a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum. It is very clear that Rudy does not want to play for the Blazers, let alone the NBA. So, the Blazers may just paying him while he sits around waiting out his contract. Or, they may just trade him for the sake of trading him. The next few weeks will only tell.
Second, alright Greg, third season is the charm!? I certainly hope that is the case! After having one of the most ridiculous injury careers for a guy under the age of 24, I certainly hope he’s gotten it out of his system. The Blazers could use nothing more than having a healthy Greg Oden. Yes, Marcus Camby will be a great center for us this year, but there is NO issue with having TWO healthy centers. Several sources have stated that Greg’s rehab has been going well and that he’s lost several pounds – whatever it takes to get him down the court faster I am all for! Well G.O., here’s to hoping that you have finally come to a season where you can contribute to your team and community that has had put all their faith in you over the last three years.
The Blazers have had some off season drama courtesy of Rudy and the the never ending questions of who will be in the starting line-up or who will not make it to opening night. But those are questions that will be answered in time – thankfully sooner rather than later as the fall is only right around the corner.
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I am and always will be an avid sports fan. My passion lies with basketball and football--although I have a great appreciation and knowledge of most sports. There is not just one aspect of the game that makes me so passionate, but rather all the elements that have to be perfectly in play on any given night.