The good news is that despite going 3-14 in the last 17 games, Portland is still somehow just 5 games back of the 5 seed! The bad news is that their net MOV over those 17 games is a gruesome -10.9. To put that in perspective, Portlandâ€™s worst ever SRS was -8.91. Of course, that took into account a full season of poor play, but any way you slice it, these past 17 games have to be up there with the worst stretches in franchise history.
And yet, somehow despite this evidence, I canâ€™t write off the season as a lost one yet. There is a lot of variance around the league right now and I canâ€™t discount the possibility of a turnaround. Hope we get to see that turnaround and the team doesnâ€™t continue to twist in the wind.