The Portland Trail Blazers’ Reason For Being The Only Team In The NBA To Vote Against NBA’s Restart Proposal Is Rubbish

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The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season July 31 in Orlando, Florida, Portland Trail Blazers be damned.

The Blazers were the only team in the NBA to vote against the proposal (propelled by Michael Jordan) that will feature 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams will play eight regular-season “seeding” games.

Why were the Blazers the only one to swim against the tide? They wanted a 20-team plan rather than the proposed 22-team plan.

It should be noted that if the playoffs were to start today under normal circumstances, the Blazers, who boast a record of 29-37 (9th in the Western Conference), would miss the playoffs.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also claimed the Blazers decision was rooted in potential Draft implications.

Whatever the Blazers want you to believe, the real reason they want to trim the proposal down to 20 teams is because it would eliminate Aron Baynes and the Phoenix Suns (the 13th and final team in the West to sneak in).

No one on the Blazers roster can possibly forget what happened back in March.

Baynes for MVP.