Saturday, July 08, 2006

Getting Ahead of the Curve

If you haven't read it yet, the Oregonian's feature article today is about the development of Travis Outlaw and the responsibility resting on his shoulders. Several of you have been commenting and e-mailing about him the last couple days. It appears that management agrees that this is more or less a make-or-break season for him as far as determining his role (and maybe even his future) as a Blazer. Interesting read.

It also points out one of the nice things about frequenting a blog/discussion community like this. I've chatted with a few friends by e-mail in similar fashion for years and we find that when we're really rolling, we're often a few weeks to a few months ahead of the curve as far as developing issues and stories. Of course all of our hard information comes from the media and we're greatly indebted to them, but it's also not unusual to see them break stories that we've discussed some time before. (To be fair, the reporters probably have seen them coming too, it's just that their bar for mentioning something in public is considerably higher than ours.) I'm not making any personal claim to prescience or brillance by saying that either. Something just happens with the synergy of questions, comments, and speculation when people get together and talk.

Anyway, good job blog-folks. After summer league we'll have to get into the relative merits of Jack, Blake, Dickau, and Rodriguez, as that's likely the next big (non-trade) issue on the plate. Talk to you from Vegas!

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)

2 Comments:

Anonymous fatty said...

i told you guys yesterday nate
has no need for him or ha
the last of the whitshit and
nash era players will be gone
by the end of the month
blake,dixon,outlaw,miles,zbo
all gone for matthew's aka
dave's nate's guys !!!!!
dave be careful buddy !!!!!

10:29 AM  
Blogger BLAZER PROPHET said...

I have always felt Travis could become a good "6th man", but never a starter due to the fact he had too much to learn and the NBA curve too steep. That said, if he continues to improve, I think he can provide good minutes & energy off the bench.

5:37 PM  

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