The scene at the Blazers offices on the day after the trade:
Yes, Wesley Person was a class act. I'll miss him. That other guy? Not a bit."The reaction started early at the Blazers' offices. Jill White, the team receptionist, opens the phone bank at 8:30 a.m. She was on the phone constantly for the next two hours. Phone traffic was "brisk," but not overwhelming.
"There were more positive calls than we've received in a long time," she said. "People are really excited, and definitely relieved. People are calling for tickets and we've had two previous ticket holders call in to renew.
"A few were disappointed that Person is gone, but that was all."