All the fuss recently about Jose Calderon NOT being an option for the Blazers has opened up the new, (well, actually, old) question: who is our point guard of the future?
Blake is good, but probably better as a backup. Chris Paul should be on our team (remember we didn’t take him because of Telfair…thanks John Nash) but New Orleans is not stupid enough to let him go. Deron Willims (again, could have been ours) is planting roots to be the next John Stockton. So what does that lead us Blazer Fans to hope for?
Option 1: Kirk Hinrich. The OG has a reporter stashed in the Windy City and he reports that Hinrich WILL be available. How does he know this? Well, the worst kept secret in the NBA is the Bulls will take Derrick Rose with the first pick. With Rose on board, Kirk becomes expendable. He is relatively young, but he does has a semi-large contract. The nice part is that his contract does go down as it progresses.
Option 2: Free Agency. Here is the problem with option 2….Jeff McInnis, Gary Payton, Eddie Gill, Randy Livingston, and John Lucas are our options. Besides half of them heading for Fort Lauderdale, I don’t think many could even crack out top 15.
Option 3: Trade Ideas? What do we do here? Do we keep Blake as the starter, trade Jack for something else and hope Sergio comes on strong? Sergio is an uptempo PG, and with Oden back our team will be more up-and-down. So what do you think? Is there someone else out there we should target? Who should we trade?