I think I asked this in the Blazer forum, but I'll ask here too. Does anyone think that having Rudy around will have a positive impact on Sergio's game?
Honestly no. I think Sergio might be jealous and he is already showing he is pissed from lack of minutes. Some one needs to pulls Sergio aside and say if he doesn't start working hard to improve he isn't going to make it in the league.
I think Sergio could be good for helping introduce Rudy to the U.S. He's probably better at English too by now. But when it comes to basketball stuff, I don't want Sergio near Rudy. I'm afraid Sergio could turn Rudy against the team. Before Rudy made the decision to come over, he said one of his biggest fears were coming over and not being played by McMillan like Sergio. I'm sure Sergio voiced his displeasure with Rudy over his situation. Then there is Sergio's desire to goof around rather than work on improving. I don't want that kind of influence. Hopefully a month or 2 after Sergio get Rudy accustomed to the U.S., we'll ship Sergio out of here.
Haha, guys, he's not like a new puppy you bring home. He's not going to be scared or anything. He's dreamed about this for maybe his whole life, he won't let someone spoil his dreams, Spanish or not. I'm sure the Portland staff, and other players will do a great job getting him settled.
Wow, I don't know if you are underrating the 3 listed Blazers or just overrating Maxiell.
You're joking right? Maxiell >> Frye. All Frye does is score. Maxiell rebounds, is a hustle player, has tough man to man defense and post defense and is a high energy player. Yes, we all know that Channing Frye had whatever amount of games with double doubles, who cares. Point is he was getting rebounds on a team where nobody else can rebound. That should help his numbers a lot. If Frye was being underrated here then I don't think he'd be on the trading block with Martell Webster and Sergio Rodriguez because we'd see him as a bigger asset to the team. When KP and Nate would rather play Travis at backup power forward, that should also say something about Channing's game.
Sure I'd trade Frye for Maxiell, but I'm not trading Frye, Webster, AND Przybilla for him.
Edit: Oh, and I don't know where you heard Frye is on the trading block. I never heard that one. Is he expendable? Sure, for the right trade, but that doesn't mean we should package Przybilla and Webster with him for Maxiell.