Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Blazers Training Camp
The Blazers training camp starts today. This year will be exciting and many expect it to end by making the playoffs. I however, am not so sure they'll make it that far. The thing is, even with Oden being the beast he is, it still takes a year or two to get used to NBA action. He'll be awesome to watch, but he'll get the playing time even if it won't bring a win. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they won't make it. I just don't want the expectation of a successful season to be making it to the first round. In reality last year's record was inflated from where the team actually was at because they weren't on anybodies radar (average out the win streak in December and they aren't close to the playoffs). Consistent play and execution is what would be a succesful season, even if the wins don't come. If you need a little reading to get you excited for the start of the season I've provided links to a couple articles (here & here) that will wet the appetite.