Portland Trail Blazers Rumors
Do you envision talking to Jusuf about a contract extension? Neil Olshey: I haven’t even thought about it, honestly. Everybody’s a little raw. It was a weird ride, right? He kinda came in out of nowhere. He blew up and then got hurt. We gotta get guys healthy first and then get them all back in the gym and again see what we have. But I don’t talk about contract negotiations. Even when you saw some of the guys last year whether it was Moe or Meyers, when we had deals done, we had deals done. But it didn’t play out in the media and it really wasn’t public.
CSNNW’s Blazers beat reporter Jason Quick (who formerly worked with Canzano at the Oregonian) noted that Canzano never spent any time in the Blazers locker room during the season. And when Olshey was asked obtusely about the column today, he immediately broke into laughter at the mention of culture, and responded that Canzano only attended two games all season. He then proceeded to roast Canzano, and accused him of merely using his press credential to get photos of Steph Curry.
John Canzano: FWIW: A column on culture from someone who spent – no exaggeration — zero seconds in Blazers locker room or practices this season. Asking the Blazers if they think they have great culture is like asking a hoarder if they think the house is clean. Saying you have good culture doesn’t mean you have good culture. Like saying I have good hair, in fact.