In a moment that seems to symbolize everything that has supposedly gone wrong for the Blazers this year, Nate McMillan recently blew out his Achilles tendon during a practice. Yes, that's right. Theácoacháhad to suit up because the Blazers couldn't field a ten man practice squad.á Of course, the injury bug has only gotten worse for the Blazers since then. However, as bad as things are, and as painful as his torn Achilles might have felt, injuries are only a temporary problem for Coach McMillan and the Blazers. A more serious problemácould crop up when all these injured players return: Whatáto do with all that talent. In professional sports, of course, talent is everything. ItÆs more important than coaching. ItÆs more important than scheduling. ItÆs more important than luck. In some ...
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