I know everyone has been voicing some concern abt lack of effort on defense and the overall rhythm of our offense, but our record really is only one game off of what i would have expected at this point in the season and already have the early advantage in all categories against our NW division rivals. This is not intended to be an "eyes wide shut" post, but i saw this Blazers blog post and wanted everyone to keep things in perspective...
Now, i totally agree we could use an extra big who can play a valuable 15-20 minutes a game, but there has been rumblings that DEN missed out by not making any big off season moves. Now take a look at this PDX post and from the outside, it looks like they have quite a bit that needs to be sorted out:
"After the Blazers were dominated 108-92 by Utah on Saturday -- the second consecutive night the team was blown away -- many festering irritations of the season's direction surfaced while a new storyline to this drama emerged after coach Nate McMillan played Andre Miller only six minutes and 18 seconds.
Pick an area, any area, and right now it is a mess."