It appears to me that this organization is at a true crossroad, being faced with the decision to either:
A. Continue the "Treadmill" by reshuffling the deck chairs AGAIN, making many of (and maybe all of) our team except Dame available for trade , while believing that Cronin and his' new addition will improve the roster for a serious playoff push over the next 3 years (Dame's non-prime years) and not get worked by a good NBA GM in the process. Good freakin' luck with that. Oh, and have no money to work with either, after ALL THINGS DAME, has the franchise pay that hefty extension, because the moment you even consider not doing so... is the moment you will hear Dame wanting out. And KP is simply trying to steal a top prospect talent in Simons using Windhorst's blow-hole. Through my eyes, GTJ got run out... now it's Simons and Little's turn??? ALL THINGS DAME... barf.
B. Dame and Chauncey aren't gelling! I'm fairly certain of this. And with Simons almost winning WC player of the week with his recent play, Dame I think, will try to convince the Vulcans of plan A (above) and move whoever, as long as Dame can stay and get his extension. Dude bought a car dealership... he has no intention of leaving. The other choice is obvious to me... move to the Post-Dame era. I bet Chauncey wants it, along with most of, if not all the other players too. Dame or the Field??? What should ultimately decide this is the ticket holders IMO, obviously not me, but seeing the fans at those last handful of games (except last night), It looked like they were totally jacked, compared to all other games played at home this season... so there's that.
Bottom line to me is, Dame ain't winning a title here in Portland, period. I just don't see the path. Also on a side note... watched the Bucks the other night and couldn't help to notice how Mathews, Planet PAT and now Hood, all getting valuable minutes on a championship team. Thought that was interesting. DJJ also having a nice year contributing to a really good Bulls team. So you see what I'm getting at???