Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies
4:18
The Oregonian: 
Hello and welcome to The Oregonian's live chat. We've opened to allow the tweets from the beat guys, and we'll join live closer to tipoff.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:18 The Oregonian
4:34
[Comment From the babbittnitesthe babbittnites: ] 
Good Afternoon!
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:34 the babbittnites
4:34
The Oregonian: 
Howdy. We won't officially get started until just before tip, but welcome.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:34 The Oregonian
4:42
[Comment From FatonSucksFatonSucks: ] 
im here
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:42 FatonSucks
4:42
The Oregonian: 
BAM!
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:42 The Oregonian
4:42
FatonSucks: 
BOOM!
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:42 FatonSucks
4:43
the babbittnites: 
WHAMO
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:43 the babbittnites
4:44
[Comment From BradBrad: ] 
Will Crawford get a lot of run tonight since Batum is out?
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:44 Brad
4:44
The Oregonian: 
Not sure.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:44 The Oregonian
4:45
the babbittnites: 
is skywalker starting i take it?
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:45 the babbittnites
4:45
The Oregonian: 
Y'know, I haven't seen anything on the starters and lineups yet.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:45 The Oregonian
4:45
The Oregonian: 
According to TV, yes.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:45 The Oregonian
4:45
The Oregonian: 
On Crawford, to be clear.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:45 The Oregonian
4:46
Brad: 
I guess Chris B Hayes said he is playing tonight.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:46 Brad
4:46
Which team wins?
Portland Trail Blazers
 ( 43% )
Memphis Grizzlies
 ( 57% )

Saturday April 21, 2012 4:46 
4:47
the babbittnites: 
these last 3 games are stress free. It sucks we are not in the playoffs but i can just sit back with a beer and not have to worry
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:47 the babbittnites
4:48
The Oregonian: 
ESPN has Matthews, Smith, Batum, Hickson and Thabeet starting for Portland.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:48 The Oregonian
4:48
The Oregonian: 
For Memphis, it's Conley, Allen, Gay, Speights and Gasol.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:48 The Oregonian
4:48
Brad: 
I think I know the answer, but was trading for Babbitt better than keeping Webster?
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:48 Brad
4:48
the babbittnites: 
Yes!
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:48 the babbittnites
4:49
the babbittnites: 
Webster is decent but he is injury prone so he needs to stay away
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:49 the babbittnites
4:49
The Oregonian: 
I'd agree. I remain baffled as to why McMillan didn't go deeper through the bench, but now that he's seen the light of day, we can see Babbitt progress.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:49 The Oregonian
4:49
Brad: 
Via Chris Haynes on Twitter....Nicolas Batum (left quad tendinitis) will not play vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday. Luke Babbitt starts in his place, and with the Blazers embracing their young players we see little hope of Batum returning for the final two games of the season, Monday and Thursday. He remains officially day-to-day.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:49 Brad
4:50
The Oregonian: 
Thanks, Brad.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:50 The Oregonian
4:50
the babbittnites: 
Mcmillan was just too stuck in his ways. Good guy good coach just needed to change
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:50 the babbittnites
4:51
The Oregonian: 
I don't mean to knock McMillan. Like him a lot. Just didn't understand the rotations.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:51 The Oregonian
4:51
Do the Trail Blazers resign Batum?
Yes
 ( 100% )
No
 ( 0% )

Saturday April 21, 2012 4:51 
4:52
Do the Trail Blazers move to keep J.J. Hickson?
Yes
 ( 88% )
No
 ( 13% )

Saturday April 21, 2012 4:52 
4:52
The Oregonian: 
Couple ore poll questions there for you. Make your vote, then tell us why. ...
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:52 The Oregonian
4:52
The Oregonian: 
*more.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:52 The Oregonian
4:53
Brad: 
Batum is too good to not resign, just might get a rediculous offer sheet from someone else.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:53 Brad
4:53
The Oregonian: 
Didn't that happen the other way with a player from Utah a couple of seasons ago? Millsap?
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:53 The Oregonian
4:54
[Comment From emygorfemygorf: ] 
Milsap's contract is 1/2 of Aldridge's contract. Milsap gets about the same rebounds, a little less scoring.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:54 emygorf
4:55
The Oregonian: 
Yep. Head scratching that.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:55 The Oregonian
4:55
emygorf: 
But you are correct, the Milsap contract was considered a toxic offer.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:55 emygorf
4:55
Twitter
jwquick: 
As GM search continues keep in mind Blazers execs Buchanan, Branch, Rosenberry & Born all under contract for 2 seasons after this. [via Twitter]
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:55 jwquick
4:55
The Oregonian: 
So, I could see that happening with Batum.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:55 The Oregonian
4:56
Twitter
jwquick: 
The contract of Blazers salary cap analyst, Joe Cronin, runs out after this season [via Twitter]
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:56 jwquick
4:58
The Oregonian: 
NHL: Rangers trail Ottawa 1-0 after the first period. I let you know in case there are any Winterhawks fans here. Coupla Winterhawks on that NY roster.
Saturday April 21, 2012 4:58 The Oregonian
5:00
The Oregonian: 
Grizz are 23-7 at home, by the way, and have won eight in a row at FedExForum coming into this game.
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:00 The Oregonian
5:00
the babbittnites: 
Ya well blazers 1-0 when babbitt starts so take that
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:00 the babbittnites
5:01
The Oregonian: 
Sweet stat right there.
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:01 The Oregonian
5:01
the babbittnites: 
haha stats do not lie :)
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:01 the babbittnites
5:02
Twitter
jwquick: 
As Blazers acting GM Chad Buchanan prepares for the draft and floats in space as a candidate for the real job, he does so without an agent [via Twitter]
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:02 jwquick
5:02
The Oregonian: 
TV: Randolph might not play tonight (rest).
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:02 The Oregonian
5:03
the babbittnites: 
Randolph and felton at burger king
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:03 the babbittnites
5:04
emygorf: 
Critical Dates Upcoming for Blazers Front Office--
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:04 emygorf
5:04
emygorf: 
NBA Lottery Ping Pong Balls Drawn: May 21st
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:04 emygorf
5:04
emygorf: 
2012 NBA Draft: June 28th
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:04 emygorf
5:04
emygorf: 
2012 NBA Free Agency Begins: July 1
Saturday April 21, 2012 5:04 emygorf
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