2020 Free Agency Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Scalma, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    well, if you run the math of that stat, it means Melo played 71 minutes at SF which is less than 4% of his minutes, so yeah, that seems an inadequate sample size that would generate too much noise for any worthwhile conclusion

    but I think we saw enough of Melo last season to recognize what he can do and what he can't. If he's guarded by a lighter SF type, he's really good at using bully-ball to establish position and get his shot off. Against PF's, he still has moves that will get himself shots against slower PF's, but he's simply overmatched against mobile PF's and stretch-4's with length

    on the other end of the floor, he's easily beaten by either SF's or PF's with decent handles. Melo simply doesn't have the lateral mobility or reactions to consistently play solid defense

    the biggest problem on offense is his high usage and low efficiency. I know he can get his shots, but he was 12th on the team in TS% & 13th in eFG% which left him 11th in Offensive BPM and 15th in overall BPM. That he carried that kind of crappy efficiency but was 3rd on the team in FGA's was a major symptom in Portland's failures last season. He's not 3rd-option-good anymore which is why his minutes and role should be dialed way back this year
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Svi Mykhailiuk was my preferred choice - now, he’d be an underrated trade target.

    Andre Roberson - healthy and would add depth.
     
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    We have defenders at his position already and he's a liability on offense. Pass
     
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    Bottom line. Melo is a bargain at vet min.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    Allen Crabbe had a similar demeanor as Greg Oden, didn't seem to have much spark, a bit aloof.
     
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    Wait ET is out of the league? Google says he's with the Timberwolves.
     
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    same thing....
     
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    Batum waived by Charlotte and will sign with the Clippers, per Shams.

    Battle of LA, Matthews vs. Batum. Who you rooting for?
     
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    Batum. Will never root for the lakers no matter what.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Viva Busta!

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    DEFINITELY Nico. Fuck the Lakers to infinity.
     
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    WE could have really used him on our roster this season!
     
  12. Chris Craig

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    The Blazers
     
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    Sorry the Lakers were unable to land him
     
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    Portland's failures last season was mostly attributed to Nurk, Hood and Collons missing all or most of the season. One could surmise that Melo helped keep a sinking ship floating till reinforcements arrived. Nobody really did any better against the lakers so hardly a slam to the Blazers losing in the first round. With a healthier roster we likely avoid the lakers in the first round.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Viva Busta!

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    Trade Anfernee and Nas to Sacramento for Halliburton and that frees up a slot (and keeps us below "repeater" territory)
     
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    Elijah Bryant is the best shooter not in the NBA - has already turned down a few teams, the Bucks for one. But he’s a player to keep tabs on:


     
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    Oh, you thought I was talking about the Blazers? HA!
     
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    Your tattoo misled me.
     
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    Why isn't this guy in the NBA?
     
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