Star guard sat quietly for too long.
The Blazers have been a train wreck for the past 20 years. Nothing is going to change until they get a new owner who is committed to winning; something current ownership does not care about.
The high percentage move would be committing to the total rebuild. They are clearly much closer to rebuilding than contending for a championship 🏆. It's clear to see. Mortgaging the future to appease Dame and making him happy is very risky and it would set the Blazers back for many years.
Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Please sell the team!!! Now I am done asking politely.
As long as Jody is in charge the future is bleak!
It's time to thank Dame for his service, hand him his gold watch, and send him on his way. The Blazers aren't going to win a championship in whatever time he has left in the league. This was clear after the WCF run a few years ago. To me, the Blazers needed to make him ask out on the record. We've finally arrived at that moment.
For the sake of everyone, it's time to go.
Huge Dame fan, but you could put some nice, young players with Simons and Sharpe by freeing up $121.77 million. It’s not the popular take, but this team isn’t winning anything with that contract and the defensive liability.
The best thing that could happen to Blazers fans is more local sports competition at the major franchise level. The PNW is an attractive market in spite of how Seattle and Portland political leadership operates. If sports entertainment groups (like the Kroenke group in L.A.) can find the right location outside of King County and Multnomah County (particularly) there could be a MLB or NHL franchise in Oregon (Seattle area is going to get the NBA) that would shake the Blazers' ownership out of their monopolistic arrogance and condescension...take away the Blazers ownership's feeling of "we're the only game in town, take it or leave it" attitude and give Portland area fans some choices and leverage and you're going to get a much better on field/court performance and experience all the way around.
Not a Blazers fan, but I am a Lillard fan from his days at Weber State. I'd love to see the Blazers sit on on their hands and trade him to the Jazz for a bunch of those draft picks Danny Ainge has accumulated.
So...we are at time in our lives where this has to be the message to everyone that has a "people who want to run stuff" position. You want to run stuff, get your ass in gear! Listening Pac-10???
Who is available to be a 2 to Dame that would make this team a contender?
Who is willing to be a 2 to Dame? Or, Who would talk Dame into being the 2? LeBron, or KD ain't coming....
Best bet is probably trading him to where he can get a ring, and start with a young team with potential, , BUT, as everyone else says, new ownership coaches, all down the line
Slightly better version of Russell Westbrook, hoards the ball and couldn't make it in the era before Allen Iverson, he's a horrible contract for someone else. Blazers are trying to dump a bad contract.
I just looked Jody Allen is worth $20B, a lot more than the ownership of the Warriors, let alone the Kings. Obviously it starts at the top and maybe selling the Blazers reminds me of a widow I once dated...her husband owned a Ferrari and had been dead for a dozen years. She never really drove it but kept it because it reminded her of him and would never part with it, but it sat unused in the garage.
Exactly, sir. Lillard’s not a whiner. He’s an honest, hard working human being who simply wants his team to make steps to improve. I think he expects and appreciated the fans and wants this futility to stop.
Dame has politely stated what is obvious to all but the most oblivious fans. The Blazers have two choices. Choice 1: Go all in. Mortgage the future. Land a needle moving superstar or an all star very close to superstar status. Accomplish this without gutting the team. Choice 2: Trade Dame. Rebuild around the nucleolus we have. Sell hope to the fans. I don't see the first option as realistic. I would be delighted if Joe Cronin, with an absentee owner. proves me wrong.
My hope is the team is sold after the collective bargaining agreement is finalized and no significant roster moves are made until then. Our new owner has a vision for the team's direction. I don't particularly care what the vision is, so long as we have a consistent one, that all the Blazers moves algin with. It is hard to get somewhere when you don't know how you want to get there or where there is. Let's call the new owner Phil!
Do we really want the consensus #1 draft choice? The blazers history with tall players is not good. On the other hand, when he physically breaks down it will give us the opportunity to moan about another wasted draft pick.
With the Blazers' track record, or lack thereof, for much of this century, they have fallen into my "I don't care" category. I am also disappointed in Damian's grammatical speech, yikes.