After a truly awful previous season, there will be many people paying attention to the Portland Trail Blazers in the months ahead.
There is a lot on the line for the Blazers this year: they got Damian Lillard to sign an extension but, beyond that, not a whole lot of huge changes were made to the team.
Will the Blazers be back in fine form and competitive in the West or will it be another season squandered?
Trail Blazers won’t send TV or radio broadcasters on the road this season.
It’s a cost-cutting trend. No way around that. Sadly, NBA franchise isn’t alone in doing it. You’ll see some college football games this season with broadcasters sitting elsewhere.
I don’t like it.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) August 19, 2022
While many people will be watching closely, some of the professionals who usually watch closer than anyone will not be given the chance.
The Blazers have decided that they will not send TV and radio broadcasters on the road in the upcoming season.
This is done as a cost-cutting choice and a way for the team to save much-needed cash.
As John Canzano points out, the Blazers aren’t alone in doing this.
Is this cost-cutting measure going to be worth it in the end?
A Tough Trail
It makes sense that the Blazers would want to be saving money.
Smart about the budget is something that many NBA teams should be.
However, this comes at a very bad time for the Blazers, when they are performing horribly and completely out of playoff contention.
In other words, this is bad theatrics for a team that is desperate to produce any sort of excitement among their followers.
It’s just the latest off-court drama that looks bad for the Blazers.
As if their horrible winning record wasn’t bad enough, this latest choice is yet another headache for Blazers fans.NEXT: Damian Lillard Has An Obvious Reason To Be Content