Your daily (Mon-Fri) roundup of links from around the blogosphere, typically Trail Blazers related.
• Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski drops a bomb. AWoj blames Pritchard for McMillan not having a long term contract, giving in too easy on Roy and Aldridge’s contract negotiations, trying to grab power for himself, global warming, and Chris “The Birdman” Anderson’s mustache. It seems like in the past week, the Blazers front office went from the best in the NBA to the final days at Enron.
Now, Wojnarowski has never been considered a fan of Kevin Pritchard. However, that doesn’t mean there is nothing to this story. If half of these statements are true, then I suppose Portland should just cut their losses and return to the sweet embrace of John Nash and Steve Patterson… *shudder*
• Jason Quick of The Oregonian says that the Blazers got “zoned out” in Phoenix last night.
• Sheed from Bust a Bucket thinks last night’s game was an indicator of things to come.
• Wendell Maxey says Portland wasn’t responding to Nate McMillan’s instructions.
• Basketbawful takes a look at using standard deviations in fantasy basketball. Yeah, this would have been nice to have in October when I drafted Primoz Brezec.
• Ira Winderman of Pro Basketball Talk reports that for NCAA players weighing whether or not they should enter the draft, waiting for 2011 might mean waiting until 2012.
• As Bob Dylan once said: “The times, they are a-changing.” Sports Illustrated’s Ian Thomsen looks at how a few innovations might shape the NBA in the future.
• Seth Johnson of Bust a Bucket checks in on Koponen. DINOSHARK!
• Sergio Rodriguez has lost his starting spot to a rookie. Please raise your hand if you saw this coming.
• In a show of unbridled masochism, Coup from Rip City Project breaks down the Blazers worst victory ever (san injuries).