After a meeting with coach McMillan, his staff and Kevin Pritchard the Blazers came out and shared a few words with the media before they all take off on their respective summer vacations. As you can expect, the team shared the usual platitudes about being sad the season ended the way it did and looking forward to next year.
Highlights included: Rudy Fernandez’s being somewhat honest about not wanting to spend next season in the same situation; Brandon Roy, open and engaging as usual, and Martell Webster’s general sharing more emotionally than most (unfortunately I missed taping a segment where Webster shared news about his wedding—to take place this summer on a ranch in Bend—and talking about how lucky NBA players are. “We don’t deserve it,” he said, of the luxury, private jets and so on.); Nic Batum’s decree that the team can win the title next season; and Juwan Howard’s feeling about coming back next year.