All of Portland may not be thrilled over the arrival of point guard Andre Miller
At today's media day at the Rose Garden as the Trail Blazers open camp this week, holdover second-year Blazers point guard Jerryd Bayless answered questions about Miller in the fewest words possible.
Bayless acknowledged that Miller and last year's starting point guard, Steve Blake, are the frontrunners to play. But he refused to buy into that idea as the long-term solution and said the pecking order would be sorted out “when the season started.”
Regardless of who wins the point guard job, managing playing time between two veterans like Miller and Blake as well as an eager Bayless will be a challenge for coach Nate McMillan.
Not that Bayless cares about McMillan's headache.
“I have no sympathy for him,” Bayless said.
In other Blazers news:
-Greg Oden really, really doesn't want you to underestimate the work he's put in this offseason. And he wants you to know that, much as he may love Joel Przybilla, he wants that starting job. “I've put so much work in, I don't see why I can't be an All-Star,” said Oden.
-LaMarcus Aldridge's agent continues to work towards a contract extension with Blazers management. The third-year forward denied that the stalemate was creating tension but reined in a smile while saying it. Later, he conceded that “Maybe they (management) see something I don't.” Not the words of someone who's feeling the love.