Are you serious?? If there was ever a team trying to nickel and dime a draft pick, it is the Portland Trailblazers.
Most people expect them to take Greg Oden. However, this questionable flip-flopping job by the Blazers leads me to believe that they are trying to keep from paying him a ton of money. Don’t get me wrong, Greg Oden will surely earn plenty of dough where ever he goes. But, if they make it seem like he isn’t their sure fire #1 pick, then he can’t really demand more money since they could hold drafting Kevin Durant over his head.
I can’t wait to see them leak a rumor that he is really a 48 year old man, draft him, and claim that he is bringing an new sense of youth to the organization.