You don’t have to drive down to Eugene to see a good football game. You don’t even have to drive into Portland to see a decent football game. There is always something sports-minded people can do, even living on the west side.
The future is definitely full of opportunities and choices for the Blazers starting in 2015/16. With 13 potentially final-year contracts, and 2 contracts only guaranteed in 2015/16 (which are still viable trade options), you could potentially have the make up for an ENTIRE new roster. Only Batum and Crabbe have guaranteed money in 2015/16, but they are still viable trade options if the Blazers choose to move them.