Forum Game 2018 Olshey Interview: Who are the 5?

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  1. Blazer4ever

    Blazer4ever Finding a Way BANNED

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    Getting those scrubs that kill you is the way to run a team
     
  2. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Except it was his best game of the season, and in garbage time, and I said "solid", not "killed". No wonder you like though. That was probably one of the few NBA games you watched.

    We don't have enough spots to sign every scrub who has one solid game out of 82.
     
  3. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I think we should caution this a bit, there may be an impact player for 5.3 mil or less that we can get, but I also think it would make more sense to not use it right now.
    For instance the guy that comes to mind is Gerald Green last year for the rockets, came in and played good minutes for them. He was signed for like 2.3m I believe.

    I’m sure if we looked we could find quite a few guys who played solid minutes for less than the MLE.

    I think it’s about finding the right fit, whether it be, just fits with the scheme or fills a niche role they lack.
     
  4. Orion Bailey

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    Those guys are looking to sign with a team to get a ring.
     
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  5. TorturedBlazerFan

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    Not necessarily, I guess to me it’s part of Neil’s job to find those type of guys that could help the team and bring them in. There are definitely ring chasers but, ya never know.
    Ed Davis was / is a good role player he signed with Brooklyn for 4.4m. This is me putting the knife in, twisting it and looking down to realize I did it to myself...
     
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    Huh? We already used up most of the exception and the part that is left is basically a minimum contract. We can still sign guys to minimum deals but we could do that at any time. The issue now is we have 15 guaranteed players on the roster so signing someone else means we have to cut a player who has guaranteed money (once again assuming no trades).
     
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    Oh I realize we’ve used that money already. My comment was just the possibility of finding someone for 5.3 or less that can be a valuable piece is possible. I understand (not as well as you and Bones lol) that we already used that money or at least part of it on Stauskus andCurry). Sorry if that wasn’t clear.
     
  8. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    So why hasn't GSW gone hard after Jake Layman?

    BNM
     
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    Hasn’t been a free agent yet!
     
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    Yogi Ferrell was available...thanks, NO
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Why can’t I see this post?
     
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    not awesome enough bro....join the club!
     
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    • That was in reference to Brooke's questions (softball in nature) It was the line right after referring to her. Perhaps not clear enough but hopefully that helps. Neil brought it up in passing to defend his lack of doing anything but not one word from her or any push back.
    • You "know" I don't like Olshey"? Interesting. Can I borrow you for other mind reading things? :twothumbs: I've actually been complimentary of some of his dumpster diving and think he is a solid evaluator of Draft talent. I do think he is very poor at FA'cy and trades.
    • He completely mis-evaluated the market for his '5 targeted players' whether he 'targeted' them or not.
    • As for the "lies", he kept saying things that were completely untrue and there were many examples. One of the local talk shows went through his interview question by question and then pointed out numerous examples just off the tops of there heads that made his statement completely false. So to be fair, perhaps it wasn't a lie but then it would be complete ignorance or incompetence.
    • I've been told it was very likely that Brooke didn't ask for that interview but rather Neil arranged for her to do it. As she is an employee of the Blazers, it is now a total in-house arrangement and those often come with pre-arranged questions an topics that are off limit along with no tough questions or follow ups allowed. I've worked enough with media and have enough clients in that profession to have a solid idea.
     
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    I don't see softball questions...I thought it was a good interview...no, I don't read minds Tpup but I've read hundreds of you posts and listened to you and Dustin on your podcasts....don't think I've missed one..I agree with a lot of stuff you post but in the case of Blazer politics and "insider" info about set up interviews...that's the last thing I'd think about listening to an interview ...when answers are pretty clear at least to me, I think an interview goes smoothly..if it's scripted, it still contains answers that make sense to me. and yes...I never got the impression you were an Olshey fan...most fans think he's drafted well. Nothin' personal....I always enjoy reading your posts whether I agree with everything or not. I like the stability I see in the front office this era.
     
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    I would prefer less stability in the results....which is NBA purgatory. One man's stability is another man being stuck in mediocrity in this case.
     
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    I respect your opinion but really disagree about what mediocrity and NBA purgatory mean....5 years straight in the playoffs without a superstar roster is pretty far above the curve for me....but the roster we have now hasn't played a game yet...I'm looking forward to the season and think when playing well...we can beat any team in the league....nothing is more fun than beating a big market superstar team...Steve Kerr and Greg Popovich think we're a pretty good team...that's high praise. Last year's starters are going to get pushed to produce with our better bench this season...maybe our bench can keep a lead for once.
     
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    Apparently we do. Since more than half of the teams in the NBA make the Playoffs, that doesn't seem like a very high bar. So a bunch of teams make the Playoffs that are no where near even giving a contender a decent series. That to me is mediocrity.

    Of all the teams to make the Playoffs in the last 2 years, the list is VERY short of teams that that have the same amount of wins as Portland. To me making the Playoffs just isn't that much of an accomplishment when more teams are in than out.
     
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    @TBpup stalker question what’s the podcast you do? I’d love to listen to it. I haven’t had a good nba podcast to listen too in a while.
     

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