sip wrote:Inigo Montoya wrote:I feel bad for Lillard. He's stuck in a team that goes no where. And after this offseason when it was clear he was unhappy with how things are going, the team just ran it back again and did nothing of substance to upgrade itself. And now he goes to Philly, and loses to a Sixers team without Embiid, Simmons and Harris. It has to make him wonder about how far the Blazers can really go.
I don't feel bad for Lillard at all. The blazers have constantly tried to improve that team around him but unfortunately injuries have been a big issue. This year though Lillard has just been trash and his contract is a team killer. I love how these guys say that all that they want to do is win but then demand a contract that makes it almost impossible for a team to build around them.
Yes, they had injuries but they also benefited from other teams' injuries in the past in the playoffs. Regardless of injuries though, I don't think they ever had a contender on their hands. The roster they put together was good enough to be playoff competitive but not a real threat to win a championship.