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08:10 AM ET 11.29 | Portland's Brandon Roy admitted after Sunday's 98-96 loss to the Nets -- in front of 11,448 in Newark -- that it was a difficult time. The loss was the Blazers' fifth in the last seven games, dropped their record to 8-8, and was so disturbing that it sparked a players-only meeting afterward. No one was willing to divulge details about what was said in the meeting, but everyone did agree on this much in that messy locker room: The Blazers have reached their lowest point of the season.

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November 29, 2010  08:16 AM ET

time to make some moves, they have all the pieces in place and cant win, go get yourself a consistant superstar

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November 29, 2010  08:31 AM ET

thats sad ........that team has battled through injury after injury.........the season is early yet.....

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November 29, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Tough break, Bro.

November 29, 2010  09:33 AM ET
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Yeah, its early........But that being said- what exactly is this teams potential?They still haven't won a playoff series, roy has peaked due to injury and aldrige is a good player, but he isn't a top 10 pf......so point is their ceiling s MAYBE a playoff series winI think its time to move miller,camby and hope to get a high lottery pick and start over (unfortunately)

i hate to throw this out but i think their best bet would be to actually move Roy, he just like Oden needs a new team and new medical staff and maybe his career can be saved...problem is i dont know who they could trade with, Orlando maybe?

November 29, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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Roy will always have injury problems,Oden lets just forget about him and they already dealt away most of their assets like Bayless,Outlaw etc....the only two left that are actually worth something based on talent,health and age is Aldridge and Batum....but what does Portland expect to get back if they move them??? I think Portland is now a non factor in the West.....

i'd add Mathews to that, he's proven at the worst to be a very good role player/fring starter. i think he'd have value to other teams in need of a solid sg or some bench depth, say a team like Dallas for example could use a guy like him

November 29, 2010  10:15 AM ET
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of course but what do they want in return from Dallas? Dallas is not giving up Roddy,Dirk,Kidd,Chandler or Terry...so what for Butler? Marion? I think the Blazers are better off keeping Matthews especially with Roy's injury problems.

i agree just saying he does have value. personally i'd say their best move at this point is trading Roy

November 29, 2010  10:23 AM ET

I feel bad for this blazers squad, so much promise, but so many injury prone players. i hope Roy can recover quickly and get back to his superstar status before the knee injury.

November 29, 2010  10:56 AM ET
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Roy?? Really??? DAMN!!!

i mean they haven't won with him, and he still has relatively high value right now. I don't see him capable of carrying a team offensively anymore so you may as well move him before his injuries completely end all value there

November 29, 2010  11:17 AM ET
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Yeah, its early........But that being said- what exactly is this teams potential?They still haven't won a playoff series, roy has peaked due to injury and aldrige is a good player, but he isn't a top 10 pf......so point is their ceiling s MAYBE a playoff series winI think its time to move miller,camby and hope to get a high lottery pick and start over (unfortunately)

i dont think you move them....what do you get of value that makes the blazers better....

November 29, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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Yeah, its early........But that being said- what exactly is this teams potential?They still haven't won a playoff series, roy has peaked due to injury and aldrige is a good player, but he isn't a top 10 pf......so point is their ceiling s MAYBE a playoff series winI think its time to move miller,camby and hope to get a high lottery pick and start over (unfortunately)

if they were in the east ..they would be part of the elite

November 29, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Roy will have to adjust his game but when healthy he was a top 3 SG. I don't know if he can stay healthy enough to keep that ranking.

November 29, 2010  12:10 PM ET
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Still better than Manu? LOL!

Losing to Nets is insulting. I'm so glad we got em tomorrow. Ya know how we do with them sub .500 teams....hahaha

November 29, 2010  12:41 PM ET
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Wow that is like Trading Manu after 18 months of being plagued by injuries....and look at him now....give Roy atleast another season.

difference the Spurs had won with Manu, therefore it's easy to say just maintain....the Blazers never have with Roy so do you really want to just maintain with him and risk al value disappearing?

November 29, 2010  12:45 PM ET
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time to make some moves, they have all the pieces in place and cant win, go get yourself a consistant superstar

They may have waited too long.

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November 29, 2010  03:31 PM ET

Man,i used to think blazers were an up to coming team but their just sooo injury prone and it's not just one or two guys =/

 
November 29, 2010  03:54 PM ET
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Don't worry, Oden will be back again soon.............

haha!!!! ure hilarious!!!

but unfortunately as u know he's out for the season, so rumors have circulated abt a sam bowie comeback!!! (but those rumors were quelled, as they reported, it was referring to oden!!)

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