Saturday, July 29, 2006

Blazer vs. Blazer (vs. Blazer vs. Blazer) VI

A doozy this weekend. We'll leave it up a little longer to make sure everyone sees it.

Other than Clyde Drexler and Bill Walton, if you could rejuvenate one Blazer from any time in history and bring him back on this year's team, who would you choose and why?

I'll give my answer on Monday.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)

19 Comments:

Anonymous Ted said...

Without a doubt, by the elimination of Drexler and Walton, I'd have to have a young and healthy Sabonis. The man can dribble. The man can pass. The man can play inside and out. He could run a fast break or play6 the half-court. A Sabonis in his prime would totally overshadow Shaq. Somewhere on youtube there has got to be some video of Sabonis playing in Lithuania when he was in his prime such as
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7VA962yuUw&search=Sabonis. Yeah, I'd take Sabonis. He the man.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Ted said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Sabonis can defend too.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous fatty said...

no sabas give me a tough
badass not a wimp of a ruskie
without a doubt,either luke
or buck,you don't have to
look any further than the
fat bastard who's there now...
b.grant honorible mention
toughness fellas,not a hope
and a dream,no wimpy russians
thank-you......

12:15 PM  
Anonymous School Marm said...

(Gasp..!).......THUD !

12:35 PM  
Blogger Ken said...

This is a no brainer. Terry Porter. Steady, intelligent and no one would be a better role model for the children.

He would be an amazing mentor for Jack, Webster and Roy while giving the Blazers a real chance at a few wins right away.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Dave said...

Terry Porter.
Not necessarily the greatest.
Not necessarily my all-time favorite. But he's what this team needs now. A great inspirational player with a wonderful sense of humor( they could use a little levity in the locker room). Most important- he was clutch, baby, clutch. Even if he was used to come off the bench to hit that crucial three, that's something the Blazers have lacked for a long time. Ken covered it pretty good above. Terry !

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fat Lever!!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Mortimer said...

This one is easy...

A YOUNG, HEALTHY Sabonis. With him, we woulda had a dynasty in the late 80's-early 90's. If anyone only remembers his one legged NBA years, find some footage on YouTube or a fan site somewhere... he was probably one of the best centers ever in the history of Jesus and the world.

Drafting Bowie isn't my biggest regret as a Blazer fan, it's not being able to get Sabonis over earlier.

Mortimer

2:09 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Good call on the Sabas votes, but to make it even (and more interesting) we probably should say that a player's eligibility begins the first time they put on a Blazer uniform. Fat Lever would work because we had him and theoretically could have kept him. But if you vote for Sabonis it should be the Blazer Sabas, not the 19 year old version. Otherwise I can't see picking anyone besides young Sabonis or the Bulls-vintage Scottie Pippen.

So Sabonis guys...would you still want him if you could only get him post-knee surgery?

3:50 PM  
Anonymous jorga said...

Well, Terry IS my all-time favorite, but I'm going to pass by him this time. We have plenty of pgs and unless Dave will allow Terry as an assistant coach...

It's gotta be Luke. We need defense. Or Buck, that would work too. And didn't we have this Lucas-Williams discussion a few weeks ago?? Steady guys who came to play every game. Team leaders and role models.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Miles is on his way out, the biggest hole is at small forward. I was tempted to pick Vandeweige because he can shoot, but I think Jerome Kersey was more of a "Nate" guy. Defense, hustle, and team play. Plus he managed to score, too. A real glue guy.

Kersey. That's my final answer.

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Earl said...

My vote is for Kersey too, though I love Terry and Sabonis. And how can you say he was a wimpy russian fatty!? Sabonis was a stud, a 7'3" play-maker. He invented passing lanes that didn't exist played D', scored, adn rebounded. What a stud. Plus you tell a Lithuanian he's a russian a see what happens... not a good idea.

But the reason I vote for Kersey is we need a small forward, and Kersey does everything. Plus he is a finisher, and we really need a good finisher if we want to run. Plus he works so hard he makes everyone else want to also. So Kersey is my vote.

11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming you can choose any player that can be in their prime and have technically played for the Blazers. I may go for Shawn Kemp because the Blazers need someone who is verocious and can intimidate other teams.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave made a good point about a player's eligibility begins the first time they put on a Blazer uniform because I would mainly choose Sabonis, Pippen, or Shawn Kemp if there was no exception.
I think my choice would be Drazen Pretrovich whom I remember was a good shooter.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the team we have today, and the players as they were when they played for us, it's gotta be Kersey. I was first tempted to say Terry Porter because as a player he did it all; but we need a '3' and a hustle guy now that Kryapa is gone. Not a huge scorer but someone who will pull down the rebounds, beat everyone downcourt, and dive after loose balls. He's the one.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Ted said...

If you limit the debate to the player when we had them then...Pippen was pretty damn good when he first came to Blazerland. He was rock solid in fact. I'd have to take Pippen in '99 or '00 over Kersey in any year to fill the hole at SF just because, well one of the 50 greastest players ever. Jerome was phenomenal but Pippen though not a classic blazer still would fill a huge hole in our current team (ie the leader, teacher, and provider of all the little things).

2:50 PM  
Anonymous TwoDeep said...

Billy Ray Bates. Dynamite on sneakers. Probably the most talented Blazer ever.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just kidding. Billy Ray was a talent but what the current edition of the Blazer's could probably use the most is Kiki's shooting from the 3 spot.

Pippen, playing like he did when he came to the Blazers (w/o injuries) would also be a terrific addition. He could really disrupt an opponents offense. Nate would certainly like his defense better than Kiki's.

I'm anxious to hear who you'd like Blazer Dave.

8:31 PM  
Blogger BLAZER PROPHET said...

Larry Steele. What we need right now is a consumate professional that is not afraid to be a leader in the locker room. Someone who gets respect and teaches that to younger players.

7:22 AM  

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