Exclusive 2019 Trade Deadline Thread

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  1. tlongII

    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    I hate to say I told you so, buuuuut....

    I told you so.

    I have always maintained that we would not be a player at this season's trade deadline. I believe it has always been Neil's plan to make moves at next season's trade deadline or after next season.
     
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    That's certainly the song he will sing to the Vulcans if the Blazers lose in the first round again. Just not sure that they're going to be inclined to accept that line of argument.
     
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    As an Olshey supporter, it's time for him to go and take Stotts with him.

    We need a fresh pair of eyes. I also wouldn't be surprised if Vulcan handcuffed him from taking on more salary.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I have several thoughts and questions that I think deserve legitimate answers:

    1) Why would we be players in the buyout market? The rotation is already all convoluted as it is adding Hood without subtracting any one who plays.

    2) If we weren't going to attempt to cut tax this year, why not use that extra roster spot and the TPE to take on players for cash and/or 2nd round picks from all the teams looking to dump contracts like several today? We could've potentially recouped one of the picks from the Hood trade.

    3) For those that say we didn't have the expiring deals to make a trade work, this is why I wanted to use the Crabbe TPE this summer. For example, lets just say we did the same trade the 76ers did and got Wilson Chandler plus a 2nd rounder from Denver. That pick could've been used on Hood saving us from depleting yet another future 2nd. The most important part though is then you combine Chandler with Aminu today and all of a sudden we have $20 million in expiring contracts to send out and have the means to basically get anyone who was traded in the last two days. Sure, the tax would be bad but these are the kind of moves you have to make to win in a small market. Besides, Houston proved today that you can get around the tax if it becomes an issue or at the very least minimize the payout.

    Fuck.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    Stupid plan.
     
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    You didnt tell me so, cause i was saying the same thing all along. Lol
     
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  7. Chris Craig

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

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    At next years trade deadline we will have three expirings worth a combined $37 million...that could net us a star player.
     
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    Last month in January he averaged 4 assists and 1 turnover per game. Yes I am ready to move him, but he is not as horrible as many suggest.
     
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    So Kanter is released??
     
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    In my thread no one has responded to:) I suggest this is where and how we get Blake.
     
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  12. tlongII

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    It's the only plan that's reasonable in my opinion.
     
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    Welcome on board all of you that didn't think Neil Olshey was borderline deficient this morning. Now it's official official.
     
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    sure is if the goal is to make Portland better

    it's a better plan if his goal is to sell the Vulcans on a reason he should be on the job another year
     
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    Any leftovers available yet for Neil?
     
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    Yeah knowing how we operate we will extend all those guys instead.
     
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    You get a 4 year deal....you get a 4 year deal...everyone gets a 4 year deal!
     
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    Raptors, Bucks and Sixers all top 3 teams out East all made a move and Neil choked again. So frustrating.
     
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    Add Spurs to this list.
     

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