Jack - Athletic and great court reader, good enough defender to get by
Roy - Who else is worthy to start? Juan Dixon...ROTFL
Outlaw - Give him a shot, athletic, great jumper, VC without a jump shot
Randolph - Closest to an All-Star this season
Przybilla - Capable to put up 20 and 12 if needed, shot block machine, better defense than Magloire
Spanish Chocolate - Watch the videos on YouTube.com
Dixon - Some shooting off the bench, lacks defense for a starter
Webster - See Dixon
LaFrentz - He gets paid a lot, so he better play
Magloire - Good center off the bench and would be better off the bench because he doesn't care about Portland. His contract is up so he's out to get his and only his.
that is way to big of a line up, we would be way to slow and would get burned on the fast break. i think it will be jack, roy, outlaw (they had a huge articel on him in the oregonion not to long ago about how he improved), z-bo, and pryz
Anyone who says that Randolph is a liability to the team hasn't been following the Blazers very closely and must be just listening to media hype about sexual assault cases.
Randolph worked extremely hard in the off-season and has come back ready to go. He's leaner and seems more explosive during early play.
Starters would seem to be:
PG Jack (Dickau and Rodriguez will eat into this a bit, but Jack will get majority)
SG Roy (Majority of bench time to Webster, who will also play SF - Dixon minor minutes)
SF Outlaw (When Miles comes back, there will be a battle here - Webster should play a lot of time on court with Jack and Roy)
PF Randolph (Magloire/Aldridge playing backup)
C Przybilla (Magloire could move into this slot at any time - LaFrentz to get minor minutes)
I am the first to admit that I was very optimistic about Randoph coming into this season. The work ethic and dedication seemed to be there. However, after 2 games I still see the same old problems: he cant pass out of the double team (he usually tries to throw up a shot anyway) and he takes bad shots (he should not be taking 18ft jumpers with 10 secs on the shot clock!!) When he stays in the low post and capitalizes on his opertunities, he is great, but he is too impatient and cannot find the open man when double (and sometimes even triple) teamed. Therefore he is a liability. He is trying, I will give him that, but he needs to play smarter...a lot smarter.