Terry Porter knows his way about the NBA, having played for four teams and having coaching for two others. Porter scored over 15,000 points in his 14-year career (ten of those in Portland), and his J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award from 1993 proves that he could make a few off the court as well. Porter jumped on the phone with Samer to talk about what he’s doing right now and offer some of his opinions on NBA’s playoff contenders and his own future in pro basketball.
WL: What do you think of all the injuries that have happened to the Trail Blazers so far?
TP: Unfortunately this franchise two or three years ago was the new up-and coming-franchise. It had all those areas you need: center with Greg Oden, power forward with LaMarcus [Aldridge] and point guard with Brandon Roy. There’s a lot of still unknown in the organization. They have been unbelievable along with the players to overcome so much adversity and resiliency. They’ve shown that now closing out the first half of the season with five wins.