Originally Posted by Toby
You gotta realize how bad the Blazers were when KP got hired. We were coming off a season setting a new record by losing 4 games in a row by 35 or more, and Ruben Patterson was our go to guy in the 4th.
Our front office worked like an underground family mob of Paul Allen money suckers "working" for our organization. Between the Pritch and Larry Miller, they bundled up 2/3 of our salary employees and tossed them into the Willamette River.
KP's starting hand was a 7, 2 off-suit, and he bluffed his way through drafts and trades to make us a playoff team once again.
Oden having bad luck with injury is not KP's fault. Oden would've been drafted #1 by most every team. It's not like the Sam Bowie draft, where Bowie was supposed to go between 6-12, and Portland passed on Jordan using their #2 pick on Bowie.
First off, never slam the Kobe stopper...... loved watching that Blazers team. They got jobbed in one playoff series....
Oden/Durant was a 60/40 situation.... he chose wrong, even given the one leg longer than the other and injury history...
While he did alot of good, he also had some major gaffes. It's the nature of the job. There isn't a GM out there that is perfect.