Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Draft Day

Rumors, Rumors, Rumors....
As stated below, until something actually happens, it is hard to know what to believe. But.....and here I go....."multiple league sources" told me this morning that the Boston-Portland-Telfair-#7 Pick-Dickau deal is close to being a reality. Just an FYI on the "sources." They are the same ones who I got the information regarding the trade deadline deal from-you know, when everyone else was reporting it was a three team deal, and I went on the air and told you it was a four player deal. In other words, these sources have been bang on before, and so I don't have a reason NOT to believe them. They didn't say the deal is done, just that it is close, and the rumors we have been hearing about a possible deal between Boston and Portland are true. Believe it if you like, but lets start discussing what this means.

1) A package of the #4, #7 and even #30 and/or #31 picks could really help a team move up to the top overall pick in the draft. In other words, lets assume the Blazers don't have their eyes on someone (Roy, Carney or Brewer) at the number seven spot but instead would be using Telfair to get the extra lottery pick to move up in the draft.
2) They do have their eyes on someone at both #4 and #7. Maybe they know they can't get Morrison at #4, and they can't move up. A great way to take the sting away from not getting the guy everyone in town wants is to make a splash with two high lottery picks.
3) They end up taking a guy they really like who is rated lower, much higher in the draft. Can you say Alexander Johnson? We know one thing from the Telfair pick from two years ago, they aren't afraid to pick a guy much higher than anyone else has him rated.

Stay tuned.... and hope to see a lot of you at The Hot Seat Bar and Grill (www.hotseatbarandgrill) in Tualatin for the Draft Party brought to you by Miller Genuine Draft. We will be on the air at 3:00, but the party starts earlier than that! The Hot Seat is about a half mile from the Blazers Practice Facility, on Martinazzi Ave, and is a real sports bar with fantastic food, more than 20 televisions and big screens, and we will have our interactive "knockout" draft game with some incredible prizes. In other words, you make the call in the draft, and win some prizes including some stuff from Nike Golf, and Caddies 4 Cure (www.caddies4cure.com) brought to you by Stimson Lumber.

13 Comments:

At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Chris Snethen said...

I just did a Bill Simmons "throw up in my mouth". The Blazers would do a Mike Ditka throw away the entire draft for one dude? I realize it's just one option, but YIKES. I like the Boston deal. But I'd like it a lot better if the Blazers would pick at 4 and 7 instead of trading them for a #1.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger chuckdaddy2000 said...

Yah, I think Toronto would be ecstatic to get the #4 and #7. Since they could probably get the Italian and then antoher top player.

I'd like Morrison here as well, but the Blazers needn't do anything stupid to get him. The top 6 picks are all considered pretty equal in skills. They should not give up much to get a player who has no better of a chance of succeeding (and will probably be there when they draft anyway).

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think he means trade the numbers four and seven for #1, but the 4 or 7 along with either 30 or 31. To essentially trade telfair and the number four to move up to number one would be purely ignorant in this draft.

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Jesse McConnell said...

It is done, according to espnradio.com the Telfair trade is done, Telfair to the Celts for the #7 pick and maybe a player or two. WoW.

 
At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ian, great job by the FAN in bringing the breaking news on the 20-20 update. This is a great trade for the Blazers.

A sucker is born every day...

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the blazers are idiots. They have no clue or directions where they want to go. Of all the players they get rid of Sebastian Telfair? Can we at least give the young (emphasis) man a chance to prove himself? I guess when he tear-up the wonderful blazer defense when he comes to town. Ainge will work him until he becomes one of the best point guards in the league. I have to give blazers org kudos for keeping zbo and dmiles. No wonder no one want to buy the team.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger SAR said...

What a great first deal by the Blazers. They dump Telfair and get a high pick than he went for.

However, what were the Blazers thinking trading with Chicago? Unless they wanted the 'stache, why make that deal? Aldridge would have fallen to them anyway.

It will be very interesting to see who ends up the better player, Roy or Foye. I personally prefer Foye.

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Chris Snethen said...

Aldirdge wouldn't have fallen to them without making the deal. Other teams were looking to deal for that pick. The Blazers did the right thing in making sure they got their guy. The guys on the radio and that one cat in the paper are all gonna try and convince you that Pritchard got pantsed, but it was the right thing. With the exceptions of Webster and Jack, there was nothing worth saving on last season's roster. That's why everyone was made available. Now they've got four players who will make some serious noise in a few years. If they could figure out a way to ditch Z-Bo and Darius, we'll *really* be on to something.

 
At 2:35 AM, Blogger BuddyJay said...

Yah, onto another three year plan. How many is that now?

The only clear thing from this draft is that Nash was not the problem. I Love how they got the Florida State center with the sky-high leaps ... oh wait, they traded him for a future second rounder ... nice move, jack-asses.

I still have that thumb in my eye from how they showed me they could easily get Morrison, but then they chose another power forward project. Did they do that just to blind their fans, the media, or just me?

The real shame is that I didn't get to hear the, "At least they are sticking to a plan" crowd puke. Did the Sukanic kid hit the cough button or something?

Miles still a Blazer ... nuff said.

 
At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Chris Snethen said...

Miles still a Blazer ... nuff said.

Philly needs a third to complete the deal for Iverson. Miles could be the guy. Or even Zach for that matter. Free agency begins in a week or so along with the sign and trades. Patience.

Nice 180 in TheO by Canzano this morning. When I turned the radio off last night at 5, you would have thought the world was coming to an end. Will be interesting to hear Prime Time this afternoon and see if they're still hyperventilating over the fact the Blazers passed on the Rookie Of The Year again.

As for Morrison, can't wait to see what happens the first time Jordan questions his manhood. He wasn't the answer here.

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger BuddyJay said...

The point is about how many times the Blazers have passed a trading point and remained hooked to the Miles trailer.

In the fact that they got Roy and Aldridge the draft was good, but in the concept of the team and the past several years, so much more needed to be done yesturday and in past drafts. Morrison was not a savior, but are you really saying that Aldridge was a better pick than Morrison for the team, organization, and fans? No way, seems like an opportunity to stick a thumb in the eye.

Patience, I haven't had patience for several years; I have been on managements case the whole way. They still show no long-term ability top assemble a championship team.

Of course I am expecting more, maybe they will get some second rounders for Miles, they seem to really like those.

 
At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Chris Snethen said...

Morrison was not a savior, but are you really saying that Aldridge was a better pick than Morrison for the team, organization, and fans?

Yes. The organization saw the same workout that Quick reported. The guy was getting swatted left and right on his shot and posterized on defense. He's gonna be a nice player for someone, just not here.

No way, seems like an opportunity to stick a thumb in the eye.

Far from thinking it was a thumb in the eye, I think Portland fans woke up this morning jazzed about what happened last night. Morrison would have had the same impact as a new stadium. Fans would have come out for a couple of months to see the new kid, but after they kept losing no one was going to show up no matter what. Wins, and only wins, will bring fans back. And in a couple of years the combination of Jack-Roy-Webster-Aldridge will be winning.

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous 1080THEFANSUCKS said...

Did that "Blazers Draft Party" (and I use the term PARTY lightly) SUCK or what...I couldn't wait to get out of the HOT SEAT BAR AND GROSS...The place was way too small, the service was slower than Big Suke's 40 time and the PRIZES (like a CHANCE - by picking an ACE out of a full deck of cards - to win tickets to Al Gore's Documentary about Global Warming) were a joke...2 EA Sports FOOTBALL Video Games? Way to support the sport you were there to promote...Also, the sound was horrible...I wanted to move closer but 3 (of the 6 tables) were reserved for Local Beer Distributors "SUITS"...Way to support the local fans you dummies...We went over to the real party at the Outback, shot hoops and got autographs from Martell Webster and ate GOOD FOOD while enjoying AWESOME SERVICE...I guess if Portland is considered a minor-league town its nice to know we have a sports radio station that lives up to our billing...

Next time, give it a real effort...Oh yeah, and Canzano...Way to blast the initial moves by Pritchard only to be his biggest fan today...You are HORRIBLE...Ian go back to Utah and SUKE - Just go AWAY (Feel free to deepen your voice an octave or two, or at least take that clamp you have on your BALLS off)!!!

Out...

 

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