View Full Version : Franchise Turnaround

11-06-2008, 04:19 AM
So I was bored, and just looking at stuff, its crazy to look at what the blazers were to what they are....

In 2005-2006 season, before Kevin Pritchard took over heres their roster.
Zach Randolph
Darius Miles
Juan Dixon
Ruben Patterson
Sebastion Telfair
Steve Blake
Jarret Jack
Voshon Leonard
Martell Webster
Joel Pryzbilla
Viktor Kryhapa
Travis Outlaw
Theo Ratliff
Brian Skinner

The moves from there are stunning really.

Traded the rights of Alexander Johnson to Memphis for a 2008 2nd round pick (Joey Dorsey).

Then they traded Theo Ratliff, Telfair and a future pick (trent plaisted) to the celtics for Raef, dickau and the rights to randy foye.

Then they dealt Foye to the wolves for Roy.

Then they dealt Tyrus Thomas and Khryapa for LaMarcus Aldridge.

They then dealt for Sergio Rodriguez for 3 million cash from the suns.

Traded Zach Randolph, Fred Jones, and Dan Dickau to the Knicks for for Steve Francis, Channing Frye, Omer Asik.

Bought out Steve Francis.

Drafted Greg Oden.

Bought Rudy Fernandez from the suns.

Traded rights to Mike Taylor to clippers for 2009 2nd round pick.

Drafted brandon rush.

Bought NOH draft pick (Darrel Arthur).

Traded Joey Dorsey and Arthur For Nicholas Batum.

Traded Rush, Jack, McRoberts for Bayless, Diogu

Just unreal how they came out ahead in so many trades.

11-06-2008, 05:20 AM
Voshon Lenard=Beast.

11-06-2008, 06:52 AM
The Blazers pritch-slapped the Celtics and Wolves on the telfair trade for foye and then foye for brandon roy.

The Bulls also got pritch-slapped on the Tyrus Thomas/Aldridge trade.

11-06-2008, 07:22 AM
If you look at that team of players 3 years on, how many are starting for their respective teams?? Randolph and..................... hell of a job to clear out some of that trash.

11-06-2008, 10:56 AM
Their turnaround is due to combination of good management and even better luck. Pritchard praised Paxson for providing the model he used to build his team. There's a commonality there..

Incidentally.. Osik was traded to the Bull's for something like 3 or 4 second round draft picks.. hopefully that doesn't come back around and Paxson look silly after the fact.

11-06-2008, 03:22 PM
Great moves by POR too bad Oden turned out like he has so far

11-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Yeah, agreed. ^

11-06-2008, 11:34 PM
i think for the most part the blazers got the better deal in those trades