Five of our favorite Trail Blazer quotes of the year:

Ruben Patterson, about his practice altercation with teammate Zach Randolph: 'Deep down in your heart, you want to kill the guy.'

Rasheed Wallace, on trade rumors: 'As long as somebody CTC at the end of the day, I'm with them. For all of you that don't know what CTC means, that's Cut the Check É so long as somebody CTC, it's gravy with me.'

Ex-Blazer Bonzi Wells, asked if he flipped off fans: 'I don't remember nothing like that, but if I did, I was probably wrong. But I don't remember doing nothing like that. I black out sometimes.'

Maurice Cheeks, after a heckler five rows behind the Blazer bench shouted at him, 'You have a bunch of gangsters,' during Game 2 of last year's Dallas playoff series: 'Only a couple.'

Cheeks, after the game: 'They made some heck-of-a-shots. Dirk (Nowitzki) made some heck-of-a-shots, and Steve (Nash) made the last heck-of-a-shot.'