Game Thread 2022-23 Game #72 - BLAZERS @ JAZZ - MARCH 22, 2023 - WEDNESDAY - 6:00 PM (PDT) ROOT

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  1. twobullz

    twobullz Well-Known Member

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    I want to see what a Nurk, Grant and Watford front line looks like for a game.
     
  2. blazerfan11

    blazerfan11 Well-Known Member

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    Together with Sharpe.
     
  3. theprunetang

    theprunetang Shaedon "Deadly Nightshade" Sharpe is HIM

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    This was probably the best overall game for Sharpe so far. Love the growth I have seen in the kid. He is lucky he is quick enough to retain his own mishandled dribbles most of the time. Right now, his handle is probably the biggest roadblock to stardom. I hope he works on his handle more than anything else this off-season.
     
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    I was happy to see Watford and Nurk in there together for an extended time. They looked good but the way Watford plays I think he can fit well with most players.....at PF. He filled the stat sheet pretty well. 21/9 with 5 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, and only 1 TO in 35 minutes.

    I know he has had some really bad games and it is usually caused by unforced errors. But I love his potential when he plays with the starters and the more he plays the fewer careless turnovers he will make IMO. He just needs to slow down at times and play under control. That is fixable
     
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    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    You really don't need to promote him over and over. We all love the kid.
     
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    CJ_is_Gone Well-Known Member

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    Ant either needs to be a 6th man, or else traded.
     
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    I agree with you. I think we would all be happy if he helped bring back a talented wing or big. But yeah I have always thought he would be an ideal 6th man. Yes, he has a big salary for a bench player, but you can't expect Dame to stay healthy all season anymore. I wouldn't mind keeping him as insurance.
     
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  8. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    this roster is not good enough to have a 25 mil bench player. if we are sold on sharpe, we need to move Ant for a starter at wing/C asap and get shaedon in with Dame.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    Don’t tell me that you’re falling in love now. We’ve been down that road soooo many times.
     
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    Agreed.

    And I would be shocked if we were sold on Sharpe, therefore I think the smart money is on Ant being on the roster for a while.
     
  11. Tince

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    MUST. NOT. COME. TO. GRAND. CONCLUSIONS. IN. A. MEANINGLESS. MARCH. GAME. WHERE. NEITHER. TEAM. WILL. MAKE. THE. PLAYOFFS.
     
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    if it was a single game, devoid of any context, sure

    but while it was a single game, we have the context of the 71 games before it, and that's pretty relevant context. So, some conclusions (not grand) are not just based on one game, but 72 games. And of course, we have the added context of over 800 games from Dame, 300 for Simons, 400 for Nurkic, 600 for Grant, more than 600 games of the Dame/CJ combo, and nearly 2 full seasons for Billups. Conclusions, of course, can be wrong, but there's more going into the judgements than just one meaningless game in March
     
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    According to the stats, Watford is shooting 43% on 3-pointers. That would be huge if he could keep hitting them at a good rate.
     
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    sure...problem is he has only shot 49. Too small a sample and I doubt he has shot any with a defender near

    at one point this season, Nurkic was shooting over 45% on three's. He's at 36% now and in 2023 he's shooting 26%

    still, I think there is a lot about Watford's game that is really encouraging and 3 point shooting is one of those things. He has a lot to prove and establish, but IMO he's doing great for a 22 year old undrafted player
     
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    Or Nurk/Watford/Sharpe/Ant/Dame.

    or trade Dame (please) and look to the future</broken record>

    I think Sharpe and Ant can learn to play together.
     
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    Let's see if Billups tinkers with the lineup after winning the first game in 2 weeks.
     
  17. CJ_is_Gone

    CJ_is_Gone Well-Known Member

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    When have we seen Nurk, Watford, & Grant ever play together before?
     
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    Agreed. Ant has shown to be a below average starter.

    He can get hot and score a lot of points (so he has value), but he gives most of them back on the other end. It's based on that data set for Simons that he either needs to go to the bench or get traded. Sharpe's good game tonight is irrelevant to this point.
     
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    they better not trade shae, thats all im gonna say, kid is a baller

    last night was a glimpse of what he can become
     
  20. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender SharpeShooter

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    Loved Sharpe’s game but what the hell are we doing winning!!!???!!!
     
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