Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers Too Much Talent?

giovanni carterContributor IApril 10, 2009

Do the Blazers have too much talent?

They are one of, if not the, youngest teams in the league.

They have the potential to beat teams such as the Lakers. Channing Frye, for example, was selected eighth overall by the New York Knicks and had a great rookie and sophomore season.

Frye fell off the radar after being traded to Portland.

Over the last two years he didn't even play 15 minutes per game, and he still managed to average more than a solid five points per game.

Another example is Rudy Fernandez.

The "Spanish Superstar" was hailed by some as one of the best players on the court during the the U.S.A-Spain Olympic championship game.

With only a measly 25 minutes per game, he averages 10 points per game. He has the potential to be an all-star player, but he can't beat out Brandon Roy for the minutes.

Jerryd Bayless, considered one of the best players to come out of the NBA draft, has barely played and has fallen off the radar like many other talented Blazers. In the six games he played more than 20 minutes, he has scored totals of 12, 14, 19, 11, 14 and 23 points.

These players may never live up to their own personal career goals, but what about the team?

Do these players need to put up big numbers for the Blazers to win games?

The answer is no!

This shows why the Blazers are one of the best up-and-coming teams in the league. They play together and put aside their ego's so they can win games.

This is why I have respect for this team, and franchise, in recent years. They have put the "Jail Blazer" era behind them, and are on their way to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming years.

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