Sunday, February 22, 2009

Token Weekly Blazers Post: Rejuvenation

The Blazers came away refreshed and rejuvenated after the All-Star break, and responded with a short 2-0 week with wins over Memphis and Atlanta. The Memphis game marked Darius Miles' return to the Rose Garden for the first time since his Blazers exodus. It probably would have been hyped a great deal more, but the Miles story is already becoming old news. Hopefully Miles can regain some of what he was building towards with Portland before his knee injury and subsequent microfracture surgery.

Steve Blake returned to the team this week and seemed to step right back into the offense like he was never gone, which is a good thing. However, with Blake return came the news that Greg Oden would miss a few games with a chip fracture in his "other" knee - not the one that had the microfracture surgery. Supposedly it's not a serious injury, but with the Blazers luck with injuries this year, I've been a bit concerned. Martell Webster, last year's starting small forward, is now lost for the season after playing 1 preseason game and 5 minutes of a regular season game.

About the cards:
  • The heavenly Clyde Drexler card is from a subset called ProVisions in the 1992-93 set. I thought this set worked a lot better in baseball as an insert set.
  • Damon Stoudamire joined the Grizzlies coaching staff as an assistant this month. I've never been a huge fan of his, going back to his high school days, but it's nice to see ex-Blazers in the coaching ranks.

Bonus: Here's a Jarrett Jack Bowman card I picked up yesterday in a 10 cent box at a local hobby shop. I've heard some complaints about this design, but I kinda like it. As for Jarrett, he's started in about half of the games this season for Indiana and his numbers have been pretty much in line with his career marks.

2 comments:

Rod said...

What shops do you go to in Portland. I only know of Baseball Cards and More or Heaven Sent in Tualatin. Are there more?

madding said...

I've been going to Hoopla on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy lately. There's also Mitchell's in Beaverton, but I haven't been there in awhile. It's a bit of a trek to get out to the Beaverton area.