We have a great, unfolding drama in Portland these days. Trail Blazers upper-upper management is in a full-frontal assault on general manager Kevin Pritchard, making for some real palace intrigue, for those into seeing a head paraded about town on a stick.
Letting Pritchard be portrayed as close to irrelevant -- that's what the ownership seems to be doing -- is just the undercard. In the real fight, Blazers bosses seem willing to take on Blazers fans. And we all know how that turned out last time.
Early Vegas line: Fans by 11.