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Bonzi Wells is a Former "Bad Boy" From the Jail Blazers Era
Ever since the Jail Blazers era (Bonzi Wells, pictured), Portland has put great value in acquiring people with strong work ethic and high character.
Gone are the days that you will find Blazers players on the 10 o'clock news with the words “nightclub,” “drugs,” “guns” or “dog fighting” attached to their names. The Trail Blazers have turned over a new leaf and now bring in solid citizens to outwork and outplay their opponents on the basketball court.
Nolan Smith is no exception. Scouts have said that the Duke guard is “high character,” “unselfish” and “cerebral” in most of their reports.
With the Blazers looking for talent, skill and an overall good guy to fill a roster spot, Smith fits the bill.