20 Games in and 11-9, what should the Blazers do?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SharpesTriumph, Nov 28, 2022.

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Action for this season?

Poll closed Dec 5, 2022.
  1. Trade future assets to win now

    12.0%
  2. Stay the course

    76.0%
  3. Trade vets for youth/picks

    8.0%
  4. Hard Tank ASAP

    4.0%
  1. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    What should the Blazers do with this season?
     
  2. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Wait until we're healthy.

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  3. BassPlaya

    BassPlaya Puntificator

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    Heal up.
     
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  4. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Depends on what you expected from this season. In mid-september did you look at this roster and think they would compete for a title. I planned on 40-42 battling for the 10th spot. #NoMansLand
     
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  5. Blazinaway

    Blazinaway Well-Known Member

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    no disaster with tough schedule and injuries, good result there. Need to get Dame and Payton healthy but still not a contender IMO unless we swing for the fences at the deadline. Biggest surprise to the positive for me has been Grant's play, Simons about as expected as is Nurk and Justice and Josh. I think Eubanks has been solid, Nas a bit disappointing and Sharp showing some good glimpses but also showing his/age and lack of play in last year, IMO he will not be a reliable contributor this year though I like his potential a lot down the road
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Come on, man. Dame missing 3 weeks or so, coupled with the tough schedule, makes the results so far pretty unreliable as any indicator of what the season record will be. I was probably a little more optimistic than you going in; I figured 45-46 wins. I think the team has been overall much better than I expected though. Grant is much more of an impact player than I thought he'd be. Hart is a stud. Simons is showing that he's worth the contract he got. Sharpe has hit a bit of a slump, but he looks to be a future star. Even freaking Drew Eubanks is way more of an impact guy than I ever gave him credit for. When Dame gets healthy and Payton is able to play, I think the Blazers will be a threat to anybody. Do I expect them to make the WCF? Not likely, but I think that they can scare the crap out of anybody.
     
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  7. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Keep the course. We need to see this team completely healthy.
     
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  8. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Expectation is just another word for limitation.
     
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    They need to find some scoring for their bench. Even with Dame and Payton healthy, the bench will lack scoring. Winslow will be back to the bench and Payton off the bench doesn't solve the problem of lack of production from this unit. They need to find someone that can come in and score 20 points on any given night.
     
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  10. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Oh I’m very happy with how the team has done. Unfortunately dame has been out. But they are doing better than I thought they would regardless.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You have Chinese food for lunch?
     
  12. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Lol. Does sound like a fortune cookie fortune!
     
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  13. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    I want to see where they can be at 40 games now.
     
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  14. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    This team has a lot of potential. When they are playing to that potential, as we have seen, they can beat anyone.
     
  15. Mr. Robot

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    nurk deserves better, so trade him already
     
  16. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    He does need to be a more focal part of the offense, especially with Dame out. I don't understand why they don't go into him more.
     
  17. Cugel

    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    Impressed with Grant. Eubanks, Hart, and Winslow have been pretty good too. Expected more from Simons and Nas. Neutral on Nurk. I don't see them making any big moves at the deadline. Nothing they can do but keep on keepin' on. Get healthy work hard and see what happens.
     
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    trolling aside, hes been scoring well lately, dont see any reason not to give him more shots

    ant & nurk had great chemsitry last season, but not anymore for whatever reason, even when dames out there, they dont run pnr often

    that being said, nurk shouldve & should slim down, go back to 2018/2019 nurk
     
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    I think the guy a decision needs to be made on is Hart who will be a UFA this summer. Love what he brings but if we extend Grant Hart is likely too expensive to bring back when we have Simons/GP II/Keon/Shae to all play minutes at SG. I think we may look to trade him and perhaps another asset for a PF/SF, if a PF then Grant can move to SF
     
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    Get Jabari Walker some playing time. What the hell is going on with that? Is someone worried he's going to have a consistent motor and take minutes from someone like Little or Watford ?
    Everyone except Hart and Nurkic arev fucking around on defense too often to be ignored so there's no reason Walker can't be allowed to make some honest mistakes while giving a complete effort.

    The message being sent by Billups is not a good one.
     

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