The All Time Blazer 6th Man: Geoff Petrie
Last week we asked for your input on who should be named the All Time 6th Man. The votes are in, the comments are in, and we are proud to name Geoff Petrie to the All Time Blazer Team!
Here are some of your comments:
“…You can forget Larry Steele because his numbers just aren’t up there with some of the others. In my mind, Petrie definitely takes this. I love Sabas and Buck, but you’ve got to consider Petrie’s time with the Blazers, both as a player and in management. It’s too bad that he didn’t stick with the team longer (and a big part of why Adelman left…), but the guy is Portland, through and through.” Devin
“In my opinion it is Petrie…It seems sometimes he is the forgotten Blazer. The guy could stroke it from anywhere…played above average defense, and was a damn good passer.” Juan
There is no doubt that Petire would be one of the best three point shooters in Blazer history if they actually had a 3 point line when he played. He could play either guard or forward, could score with the best of them (2 51 point games which is second all time to Damon’s 54 point game). Petrie was one of those “glue guys” that are quickly becoming a rarity in the NBA. He calm demeanor and willingness to play an all around game was respected by teammates and opponents alike.
Congrats Geoff Petire All Time Blazer Sixth Man!
Here is how the All Time Blazer Team looks after our 7 week debate:
SF: Jerome Kersey
PF: Maurice Lucas
C: Bill Walton
SG: Clyde Drexler
PG: Terry Porter
Coach: Dr. Jack Ramsay
6th man: Geoff Petrie