The Blazers are a mess and you're surely wondering how they could be considered a winner on a day when they fired their coach, released former first overall pick Greg Oden and traded one of their most versatile weapons in Gerald Wallace.
Well, sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can come back up again.
The truth is that the Blazers had to do something and none of these moves hurt their future. In fact, they actually acquired a first round pick for Wallace (as well as Mehmet Okur and Shawne Williams), which could end up being a top ten pick.
They also cast off Marcus Camby to Houston for Hasheem Thabeet, Jonny Flynn and a second round pick.
None of these moves greatly enhance their roster, but they were necessary to begin to turn this squad back in the right direction.
What's more, the loss of Wallace could actually help. His absence now enables more opportunities for youngsters Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews to grow and develop.
The Blazers were winners yesterday, but they're a different kind of winners compared to the rest of these teams.