Game Thread 2022-23 Game #18 - BLAZERS @ CAVALIERS - NOVEMBER 23, 2022 - WEDNESDAY - 4:00 PM (PDT) ROOT

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  1. Chris Craig

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

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    For a declining Thompson? No thanks.
     
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    it's something weird around here when I have to be the one advocating some patience with Simons. People are acting like Simons should be able to carry the team like Dame can. Simons ain't Dame; of course, Dame probably gets trashed around here more than Ant

    yeah, it would help if Ant was consistent within a game and bring offense for more than a 7-10 minute stretch. But he can get there I think. I also think those believing he's a PG are just as wrong as those believing CJ was a PG. Ant is a hybrid guard right now and he just don't have the court-vision to consistently run the team. But again, he's a long way from a finished product
     
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    Oh, Klay is done. I didn't expect him back but I'd take a 2nd round pick or some expiring contracts.
     
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    I wouldn’t mind trading Ant for a needle moving SF.
     
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  5. Chris Craig

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

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    He's not done. He has some good games left, but he's not the player he was before his knee injury.
     
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    What did Keon do to injure his hip? When is he supposed to be back?
     
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    This.

    I swear people on here have too much PTSD from the Dame/CJ era to give Ant any fair shot. People are judging him as a finished product when he’s far from it. People ignore the drastic improvement he made in a short period of time.
     
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    I would take this also. Ant is just CJ again but sometimes actually worse. His contract is horrendous. Klay is an awful option.
     
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    Obviously we wished the game would be closer, but beating this level of a team, on the road, without Dame was a big ask.
     
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    Ant just said he wanted to be an allstar this season but this isn't how he achieves that...he's not playing a consistent game since our last road trip. It's got to be mental because everyone knows he can shoot and pass better than he has been for a stretch here
     
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    I don't know what his story is but we could use him nowl
     
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    Hes ok. He’s still young. But he isn’t worth 100M he’s just basically an inefficient version of Cj that’s about it
     
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    people hated cj mccollum game, its not hard to see that were gonna hate simons game too

    i liked simons when he was running the offense last season, he made improvements in playmaking, but i dont like him playing shooting guard, its cj mccollum vol 2 (selfish chucker that is)
     
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    we have the exact same record 10-8 as last year at this same point. not good.
     
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    I just think with his limitations/contract/usage we would need him to be a Steph level shooter or heck I'd take a 46/41/90 to be in the conversation for a championship, and yeah I just doubt it.
     
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    Problem is he's paid like a finished product and well beyond his rookie development era....it's time for him to impact wins consistently and run the team...he has shown he can be a pt guard last season...this season he's a turnover machine who's not shooting great until it's too late. He's showing he's not leading when Dame's out much
     
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    Like I said you are judging him like he is a finished product. He’s far from it. He’s only 18 games into his role as a starter.
     
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    He had part of a season as a starter last year to add to those 18 games.....he's no longer a rookie
     
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    Sure but he's a chucker now. You're right maybe one day he'll stop chucking, as I said earlier I hope he does.
     
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    18 games in we can start to see what we have here....after this road trip we've got a 20 game sample size
     
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