Game Thread 2022-23 Game #81 - BLAZERS @ CLIPPERS - APRIL 8, 2023 - SATURDAY - 1:00 PM (PDT) ROOT

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Chris Craig, Apr 3, 2023.

  1. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2018
    Messages:
    6,346
    Likes Received:
    7,212
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Oh, OK. Sorry. I looked at that list and was less than impressed.
     
  2. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    26,112
    Likes Received:
    19,516
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Selfless Public Servant
    Location:
    South Blazerlandia
    I hope they are taking notes.
     
  3. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    26,112
    Likes Received:
    19,516
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Selfless Public Servant
    Location:
    South Blazerlandia
    Grant doesn't look.
     
  4. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    26,112
    Likes Received:
    19,516
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Selfless Public Servant
    Location:
    South Blazerlandia
    It's fun to play that way. It's also fun to watch.
     
    UKRAINEFAN and Phatguysrule like this.
  5. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    26,112
    Likes Received:
    19,516
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Selfless Public Servant
    Location:
    South Blazerlandia
    Minnesota.
     
  6. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    26,112
    Likes Received:
    19,516
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Selfless Public Servant
    Location:
    South Blazerlandia
    Or the best 6th man microwave we've had in forever.
     
  7. BLAZINGGIANTS

    BLAZINGGIANTS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    21,853
    Likes Received:
    14,383
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Wine - consumption and helping others consume
    I will this year’s G-League team would murder last year’s team….
     
  8. robe

    robe Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2023
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    18
    This, for me, is a reason to trade Lillard and go young. It is fun to watch. I don't want to have another season of slow pace, mature basketball, because for this team mature=lazy for some reason.
     
  9. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    48,349
    Likes Received:
    33,249
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Guess you're not gonna watch for the next few years. See ya.
     
  10. BankTeller

    BankTeller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2021
    Messages:
    1,897
    Likes Received:
    1,847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yeah I feel like playing a few years as the OKC Thunder would be pretty fun. I also think this is probably what Chauncey’s strength is.

    I’m conflicted. But ultimately, what Dame wants is what I can live with.
     
  11. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    I'm certain i don't think Nurk is starter caliber. Wondering if Simons is more a 6th man. That puts two of the 5 the Blazers have in the 6-10 slot in my book.
     
    Tince likes this.
  12. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    It's been shown to him what happens when he doesn't.
     
  13. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    Pretty sure Pat Con just recently started on a team that won the Championship and gives quite a bit more than just shooting. He was a backup.
    He is head and shoulders above Knox, Walker or Eubanks and Watford.
     
  14. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    Thank You.
     
  15. SharpesTriumph

    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Messages:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    6,679
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So Blazers have two starters in Dame and Grant?

    Hopefully Shae is also at that level next year but its very possible he needs time and will be more of a great backup next year and then a starter in year 3.

    So how do Blazers add 3 starters with the MLE and ownership that wants to stay under the tax?
     
  16. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    5 players he said. Sharpe better be a starter by next year. If he isn't they are tanking again. Of course they might be tanking for 5 or 6 more years? Maybe even 10? People around here seem to like the lottery? Maybe the majority of the fanbase does as well? It's exciting for about 30 mins a year and the Blazers seem to do well in summer league. They can Really figure it out and start the tank earlier next year? Even the game threads are equally as dramatic wanting to lose and the arguments are just as impressive. Heck they got 10 page thread out of this last game. Next year they can ride the "Fire Billups" threads.
     
    SharpesTriumph likes this.
  17. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    33,608
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
    Not sure how many people really 'like' the Lottery, but many do see it as a way to improve if you are going to live in the 1st round exit space year after year. Petrie, Walton, Drexler, Roy, Aldridge, Oden, Dame, Sharpe....all what would now be Lottery level talent and most of those in the Top-7. It sucks to be down here, but might as well make the best of it and get the best pick possible. It is the way the league is set up. The vast majority of Finals MVPs are Top-7 picks and most of those are Top-3.

    For a smaller market team like Portland, we are not getting significantly better in FA'cy and only marginally better in trades. Lottery picks are where it is at. Hit a home run for the years you are there, and hope you don't have to go back again.
     
    UKRAINEFAN and rotary111 like this.
  18. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,040
    Likes Received:
    10,392
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    un-retired
    Location:
    Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    I feel that way some times also. I think Billups tried for awhile to speed Lillard up and it actually worked for a few games but then when Lillard started scoring so much Billups just let it go. I think when the ball moves a lot and every guy on the team gets to shoot at least a few shots, it elevates their games.
     
    SharpesTriumph and TBpup like this.
  19. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    22,152
    Likes Received:
    33,608
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
    If the walk-it-up-the-court, iso approach was winning games, it would be more palatable. Since both styles were losing, I much prefer the more active, sharing of the basketball, up-tempo style.....where they have had to try to lose to actually lose games. How many of these would they have won if they were really trying to win....even with the personnel they were putting on the court?
     
    CJ_is_Gone, BBert and UKRAINEFAN like this.
  20. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    7,410
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Currently the apartment in the Moda
    Maybe they could quit miss managing the team and use their assets better? Just a thought?
     

Share This Page