Game Thread 2022-23 Game #54 - TRAIL BLAZERS VS BUCKS - FEBRUARY 6, 2023 - MONDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT, NBATV

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  1. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    Curious how many wins we have against teams with an over .500 record
     
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    Always funny and interesting when people complain about role players. 9/10 they are doing the their job and what they’ve always done. Josh Hart career 9/6. Now he’s 9/8. Grant is outperforming his career averages. Eubanks is too. Simons is at 22/4. Expected. Winslow is at 7/5. Career 8/5. The problem isn’t any of these guys. It’s not Lillard obviously. Maybe Nurkic? Other than that, the team is exactly where it should be. They a second superstar but have refused to do it. In a few days they’ll likely refuse to do it again.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Celebrate! Been doing it all year!
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Have you heard every conversation the GM has done?

    You haven't. Learn.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Blazers play hard and get all of us fans FREE CHICKEN McNUGGIES and you guys still complain.
     
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    Stotts’ record in his last season with the Blazers was 42-30. Anyone think Billups will beat that this year?
     
  7. MickZagger

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    I agree. Said as much at the time. Losing to the Pelican’s in the fashion we did when we were clearly the better roster should have initiated major moves. We could’ve got a much larger return on CJ and strung along Stotts for years only to hire Olshey’s guy Billups several years later.

    That series tilted me from loving CJ as a player to making me think maybe he was better suited as instant offense off the bench. Instead we signed him to a max extension
     
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    We have no presence in the paint. Look at the rebounding discrepancy. Terribly flawed roster whether Nurk was playing or not. 1 single guy over 6’9”
     
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    Bucks essentially doubled the Blazers in rebounds. The advantage of size

    I don't think there was any Blazer fan who didn't know that Portland's roster needed to get a hell of a lot bigger and longer last summer. Other than the lack of high end talent, the length deficit was the most glaring problem

    so Cronin decides to hard cap the team for 6'2 Gary Payton. It was a dumb decision. It made no sense at all at the time, and even less than that now.

    Cronin was tasked with dismantling the idiot Olshey roster and abandoning the mistakes of the Olshey era. I thought he did a decent job at last year's trade deadline. But this summer, after making great trade for Grant, he bid against himself on the Ant and Nurk contracts (right out of the olshey playbook). Then he goes for more midget ball with Payton.

    Cronin needs a dose of Will Rogers

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    they don’t want to break up the guys. Too close of a clubhouse. Tight bonds.
     
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    Huh
     
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    If this franchise doesn’t make any moves before this Thursday to give Dame a chance, then they should just shut him down for the rest of the season. Why would you want to play him 40+ minutes per game and run him into the ground to just miss the playoffs?
     
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    Doesnt help that our PF is allergic to rebounds. He plays the PF position like a 5'-0" guard
     
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    that weakness was well known when Portland traded for him. Hart has done an excellent job of making up for Grant's rebounding flaw, but trading for Grant SHOULD HAVE informed Cronin he needed more mass and length on the roster to compensate. So...Gary Payton?
     
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    Lillard probably wants to play. Hard to just tell a star like that we’re going to give you DNP’s in the middle of your prime just because. That would be most likely responded to with a fuck you trade me request.
     
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    I get that. Most of my post was hyperbole due to frustration. But why are we going to play Dame 40+ minutes per game and run him into the ground and risk injury just to miss the playoffs?
     
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    I think you got the record wrong.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I'd rather bet your house.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Starters were just going through the motions at that point. IMO Better to avoid injuries and rest up for GS.
     

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