Originally Posted by Bill Haverchuck
Yeah, Carp actually deserves a massive pat on the back for the Batum talk during the summer. Some people suggested Carp was overrating him. Batum has looked good on both ends. The Blazers have a very solid core in Lillard, Matthews, Batum, and Aldridge. They just have no depth right now, and Aldridge is a bit hurt. They are a few depth singings away from being a tough out in the playoffs, assuming Lillard continues to grow as a PG.
I was saying we needed Batum well before the summer. Was saying we should amnesty Amir to have enough capspace to get him if we had to. Man this team would be far better if our summer consisted of Lowry/Batum/Ross. That is the type of player this team needs. And if Bargs
was still shitting the bed we'd be able to trade his ass and not worry about getting a starting SF and could have perhaps instead dealt him for a vetaran scorer off the bench + a pick.