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Published: Thursday, July 8 2010 6:51 p.m. MDT

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shaybo

Sure way to field a losing team: Overload it with average players with above average salaries. They are already well into that category.

BlazersInsider

Hi All. I'm not trying to be a troll. Just interested in following the WM story and getting a SLC perspective. For what it's worth (which may be nothing to you, hehehe), it seems the Blazers do have a bona fide interest in WM. The Blazers see him as one of the best young SGs potentially available at a reasonable price.

Some of this has already been hashed out, but FYI they are over the cap and only have the MLE available. The current roster includes only the following guards: BRoy, Andre Miller (not likely to be around past this season, and highly likely trade bait before then), Rudy Fernandez (rumored to have already played his last game as a Blazer), and Jerryd Bayless (as well as some scrubs and rookies not worth mentioning).

In short, WM is of real interest to the Blazers, i.e. this is not Millsap v2.0. This doesn't mean the Blazers have any chance of signing him away from the Jazz, but just thought I would clarify that they do have real interest...

BillM75

Millsap is actually a bargain now, due to the frontloading.

Jazz would really be in good shape capwise had they drafted WM in the 2nd round, oh well.

I think the Blazers were hoping to get Sap, they couldn't have been sure the Jazz would match something that big, based on all prior statements about the luxury tax from Larry Miller.

I think the Jazz will go the full MLE match on WM. Too much, but losing a player of value you got as an UDFA to a division rival...too much of an intangible loss.

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