Adam Morrison Lights It Up In Debut
I'm not going to dwell too much on what might have been. Not because it's time to move on, but because soon I believe everyone will know what a mistake we made not taking Adam Morrison.
Brandon Roy and Adam Morrison could have been the nucleus of a great new Blazer era, and we could have had both. I wish LeMarcus Dandridge a quick recovery from his surgery and I hope he has a long and noble career. But we could have had an impact star player who can score for days. Here's part of a news story from his pro debut the other night: "The 6-foot-8 Morrison gave the Bobcats instant offense coming off the bench. He scored 10 points in his first five minutes, including a fall-away 3-pointer at the buzzer to close out the first quarter. Morrison hit seven of his first 10 shots from the field, including two long-range bombs, and finished 7-of-14." The reason passing on Morrison was so stupid as a decision was that it made so much sense to take him on so many levels. If the Blazers had just gotten it right on any of them, we would be having a lot of fun following the new team. Imagine a Washington star like Roy combining with a Gonzaga star for a Northwest tandem? Okay, forget all the basketball sense this made. It would have been good business in a situation where a team is losing money. How many clues do you need? I hate seeing a bunch of executives getting big bucks to be dumb. Dumb should cost less.