Overhaul Coming for Trail Blazers?
Team president Larry Miller told The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman that the management team will take a “hard look” at improving the Blazers as the March 15 trading deadline nears. But it is unclear whether the Blazers have a grand plan.
In other words, a season once filled with so much hope has shifted toward a season that now feels like a major transition period. It doesn’t feel like (coach Nate) McMillan will be back next season. And it doesn’t feel like (Marcus) Camby, (Gerald) Wallace, (Raymond) Felton or (Jamal) Crawford, all with contracts that can be terminated at the end of the season, will be back, either.
Swirling amid all the roster uncertainty is McMillan, who is under contract for one more season after this one. It is clear he is not reaching this team, or probably more accurately, that certain members of the team have tuned him out and are not playing for him.
To save his job, McMillan probably needs not only to make the playoffs, but reach the second round. Right now, this team has given little to no evidence it is capable, or willing, to do that.