Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
- Outlaw is coming back! And apparently he's been working on his treadmill skills.
"The foot feels fine, but the orthodics feel funny," Outlaw said. "Right now, I have to workout, work myself back into the rhythm of the game. It's a difference between playing between the lines and running on the treadmill. But I'm real good on the treadmill right now."
- Now I’m not sure if prior to the injury, watching Travis on the treadmill was like watching a drunken giraffe on an escalator, but it’s good to know that Travis has mastered the art. This gentleman, however, has not.
- Rudy Fernandez is irresistible, and in Dallas, some lady fans wandered into the huddle, hugged him, and started whispering sweet nothings. Remember Monica Seles in 1993? She was stabbed in the back with a 10 inch knife by a spectator while on the court. The word “fan” is short for “fanatic” and that means different things to different people. To some, it means standing half naked and covered in paint in a crowd of 20,000 people, for others, it means blogging about every detail of a player’s game, for (hopefully few) others, it could mean hurting or killing someone.
- SJ from Rip City Project thinks we just might have a shot tonight.
- Apparently, the Blazers have become the standard for how to beat the Lakers. Pau Gasol had this to say about Charlotte:
"Like Portland, they play hard, they slow the tempo, they make it uncomfortable for us," Gasol said, "but that's not an excuse."
- A fanbase is torn on the value of Sergio Rodriguez. Has a 3rd string point guard ever been so polarizing? He can’t get off the bench because a big, physical guard likes to have the ball in his hands and the backup point is having a great year? Why it’s déjà vu, all over again.