Blazers Draft

We’re still a little way from the draft, but that won’t stop locals from drooling over what’s coming.

There’s already been the “Once for Oden, Twice for Durant” sign, widely reported elsewhere.

There’s the current “Oden/Durant” Blazer debate page PR device at

But to see some Portlanders really digging into the draft and trying to figure out what’ll happen, go over to Blazer’s Edge and check out the 2007 Mock Draft. Interesting stuff, if you’re into that sort of thing.

(Full disclosure: I’m this year’s GM for the Atlanta Hawks. Given the ineptitude of the actual GM, I’m hoping I get hired and score a substantial raise based upon the power of my draft…)

4 Comments so far

  1. Julian (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    It is likely that Durant will be an all-star NBA player. Still, you can’t pass up the best big-man of the draft since Duncan. In fact, there is no debate. The Blazers will obviously take Oden (and try to get Conley as well).

  2. Atlas (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

    Is it possible that we can get the 2nd draft pick from Seattle as well? In which we could have both Oden and Durant. Otherwise I favor Oden over Durant

  3. Rusty (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    Possible? Sure. Likely? No way in hell.

    I think the highest we could get is #9, which is Chicago’s pick, but I see something in the 10-13 range as most likely. The trade that Dave, the site’s owner, pulled off with Philly trading with us is definitely not beyond reason.

    The major limitation in the Mock Draft is that multi-team trades are verboten, and I’d say that if the Blazers get involved in a major trade, it’ll probably take three teams to pull off. No basis for that opinion but my gut.

    And the same goes for some other teams out there, who’s position in the draft will likely move as they see what they can put together.

  4. chad (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    Take Oden with the first pick. Trade Randolph and Jarrett Jack to the Sacramento Kings for Mike Bibby and the #10 pick. Use the #10 pick to select a small forward who can shoot. In two years time, both Bibby and LaFrentz have their contracts expire. We suddenly have an extra $23 million in cap space with which to resign Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge the year before their rookie deals expire. Sergio Rodriguez then moves into the starting point guard role. How does that sound?

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