Originally Posted by BlazersDozen
I've come around on this deal. I think Hedo can turn into what Scottie Pippen was for the earlier Blazer squads by the end of this five year contract. The thing that disappoints me is that Pritchard said that he isn't going to be trading Outlaw for a good defensive point guard but instead a back up power forward.
Turkoglu might lose a step when he gets older, might not be able to jump as high and all that crap but if you've noticed from Euro players, their games are not based off their athleticism like U.S. players which means they have an actual skill set that won't diminish with age because they are so finessed based and know all the tricks of the trade. I'm not worried about Hedo's passing ability or shooting five years down the road. Maybe his speed and weight which means he could move right into the power forward spot for good down the road and if Oden doesn't pan out, then Aldridge can move to center.
Anyways, it's going to be a great signing, but what comes from the signing is what is really going to impact this team. Will they still trade for Hirnich or maybe sign and trade with Dallas for Brandon Bass.
well he's a blazer now.
a big upgrade at sf
but i'm just worried weather 3-5 years down the line if we'll be overpaying for it darius miles style....
so we'll see how it goes...
in addition it puts a serious logjam at sf... i hope we trade outlaw for picks and bring over freeland to play back up pf.
i'm really hoping they upgrade