It looks like Madden is at it again, as it appears that another uniform has been leaked by the video game before it has been announced to the public. A new jersey bottom can be seen under the title "2012 Alternate Blue Tops" with new black pants.
The short answer is he is not. NBA teams have financial advantages in keeping their drafted players, but there comes a time in every player’s career where they have made enough money that financial advantages in and of its self is not enough.
There’s no doubt that Portland has a wealth of young players that need seasoning heading into next season, but the talent already in place should curve that learning process and could generate postseason returns as early as 2013. Both Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are primed for breakout seasons in the starting lineup and, combined with key rookies Meyers Leonard and Damian Lillard, could signal the Blazers’ return to prominence.
Watkinson represents just one small part of new general manager Danny Ferry's makeover of the organization. The others include new assistant coaches and almost an entirely new corps of players. At times, he has lent a hand in explaining Drew's concepts to his new teammates. That has made Horford, in his sixth season, something of an elder statesman.
Luke Harangody saw his first action of the preseason and did a nice job. He scored nine points in 9 minutes, and didnt miss a shot (3-for-3).