Game Thread 2022-23 Game #45 - BLAZERS VS 76ERS - JANUARY 19, 2023 - THURSDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT

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  1. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    You’d think the staff would cue him in on some of that stuff. Particularly, Scott Brooks who’s coached hundreds of NBA games and even took a team to the Finals

    At the end of the day though if you can’t shoot in a shooters league you’re going to be in for a long night. 34 points at half is a joke. Brick after brick
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    I just think people don’t understand that this team from top to bottom, position to position has a talent disparity against most of the league. We have absolutely no depth, no size and we rely on streaky jump shooting.

    This team has no real identity. We made bad trades when it was obvious the talent in return wasn’t there, we went into the tax threshold for a 6’3” defensive specialist that has played a handful of games and had no real impact. It was obvious to a lot around here that we had to make more splashy moves or we wouldn’t be good.

    We started the year playing way over our heads and then teams adjusted. The fan base overreacted (myself included) and set themselves up to be disappointed.

    An undersized no defense front court, combined with no real length on the perimeter outside Grant, no depth and Uncle Fester manning the middle is a recipe for not being very good.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    What he said^
     
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    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/which-team-leads-the-nba-in-bench-scoring

    Very interesting bench production stats. Do we have the worst bench in the league? Absolutely, dead last. But that can probably be attributed to our top 3 bench players being injured and missing so many games. However, after that, there seems to be no correlation with bench production and winning. In fact, there may even be an inverse correlation with bench production and winning.

    The top 8 teams in bench scoring are .500 or below.

    While the top 8 East teams in the standings are all in the bottom half of the league in bench scoring, with Milwaukee being the highest at 16th. Notably, Cleveland and Philly are 28th and 25th.

    In the West, Denver is also in the bottom half at 17th in bench scoring. Memphis and Sacramento, 2nd and 3rd in the standings, are 10th and 9th in bench scoring.
     
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    It’s a stat sheet. He’s looking at the box score.
     
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    Nurkic and Simons were absolutely horrible, and Lillard was flopping around like a fish. Then the Blazers media is out here telling us it was a good game. Portland fans aren't stupid. This fake news stuff has become insulting.
     
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    Ha Ha Ha Savage.
     
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    Any given game brother. They shoot even their average they win that game. They were missing open looks. You don't win games when you score 14 points in the first quarter and 20 in the second. They scored 34 in the first half and 61 in the second.
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    outscored them in 2nd half. too little too late. I will say getting production from Nas is a good thing, be it for next year or as a trade chip.
     
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    And it's kind of to be expected, when you think about it. Good teams have stars, stars have big contracts, the NBA has a salary cap, so, if you have good, established players, more of the team's bank is going to the starters and that's going to lead to a weaker bench.

    Which, of course, means you have to make sure you get as much bang for your buck with the starters you are paying and you have to be really insightful with the players you acquire to fill out your rotation.

    The Blazers haven't effectively done either.
     
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    And, to piggyback on my previous post, that's not all on the current Blazers, their coaches or their FO.

    Olshey gave up three first-round draft picks for average, niche players. Terry Stotts never really committed to putting young players into roles where they could be counted on at the very least not to kill us while simultaneously learning the game.

    Olshey, also, IMO, never understood the charm of Portland and the organization. He was a big-city guy with big-city tastes and he didn't have the awareness to sell potential free agents on what the city and the organization had to offer. Think about how many players have openly said how they loved Portland after they left. Olshey thought everything was only dollars. Consequently, he was routinely overpaying players to come here instead of doing the hard work to find the good fits that could be had at appropriate costs. Eventually, that lack of vision added up, literally.
     
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    Well didn't watch game and thread haven't changed a lot fighting between people what they see in game. How they see team while watching. Now here the funny thing this is the ones that's goes after HCP let give advice on this and learn long time arguing with us like arguing with your wife or Ex your not going get anywhere with argument.
     
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    You let news insult you?
     
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    Blazers getting mauled by an opponent? No biggie. Blazers media/PR machine telling us these beatdowns are fun and entertaining? That's being dishonest, Portland fans don't need to be lied to.
     
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    You may have twisted the message a bit sir. Can you show me a specific PR or media release “telling the fans the beat downs are fun and entertaining”.?
     
  19. Chris Craig

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

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    It's the Blazer medias job to try and spin a positive note, not that there has been a lot of positives this season. The Blazers media isn't going to shit on the team they work for. That said, in their defense I have seen some of the analysts/commentators pointing out the negatives and saying the Blazers need to fix it.
     
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