Event 2024 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY - MAY 12, 2024 - SUNDAY - 12:00 PM PST - ABC /ESPN 3

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Chris Craig, May 6, 2024.

  1. crandc

    crandc Well-Known Member

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    Has the pissing and moaning over bad luck died down? Is it safe to return?
     
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    Stupid question. Drafting Edwards didn't mean moving Klay. Klay could have easily played the 3.
     
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    It’s karma because it never pays to cheat at anything—basketball or otherwise. Portland has been cheating for years, and they got their just rewards in this draft.
     
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    Except it paid the Spurs when they landed Wemby.
     
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    The Blazers will probably owe around $10 million to their upcoming lottery selections. Had they won the lottery, they’d be over $15 million. That doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but there’s a serious argument to be made that the Blazers would be adding little, if any, value ascending from seventh to first. Every million they added, though, would be another million they’d need to cut back on in trades before the end of the season to avoid paying tax penalties, plus missing out on end-of-year windfalls for non-tax teams.
     
  6. theprunetang

    theprunetang Shaedon "Deadly Nightshade" Sharpe is HIM

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    Your logic doesn't make any sense. The other tanking teams that have received top 3 picks over the past few years weren't cheating, but we have been somehow? Karma fucks the Blazers but not other teams? You are upset, and that is fine. However, it doesn't make your point make sense in any way. Math is math. Guess Spurs shouldn't have got Wemby because of Karma. Guess Wolves shouldn't have Edwards because of Karma. Guess OKC shouldn't have half their squad because of Karma. 76ers should have Embiid. I'll stop, but I could list hundreds of examples. Blazers just got bad luck in the lottery. Shit happens.
     
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    we can blame Ayton, Toumani & Thybulle. They're supposed to guard multiple players for 48 minutes, and also shoot at high percentage.

    It works for other NBA teams, having defender/hustle guys mixed with offense only players.

    A problem in Portland is the offense only guys have really really bad defensive help awareness. There's more flat feet on defense in Portland then I've probably seen anywhere else in the league.

    At least in the Summer League special to end the season, the young guys played with scrap. I do not know why the vets look so lazy on defense as the season gets longer. Tired bodies, fatique, injuries, while the rest of the league hits the afterburners.

    I'm not one to say the Blazers are out of shape, I'm sure they're finely tuned atheletes. I've watched for 2 years the core unit begin to lag at the halfway point of the year. Almost as if there's a glowing road sign saying "Jody's free vacation" on the horizon.
     
  8. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    They aren’t upset. There are people who are actually happy with this outcome so they can come in and say “I told you so.”
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    The only reason why this sucks is because we potentially have fewer options at 7 but because this draft is so weak, we could still get our guy at 7. Would be interesting to be a fly on the wall in their war room.
     
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    It's too late, can't go back in time. Warriors got a ring, and Edwards got his #1 option experience.

    If Edwards was 3rd fiddle in GSW, would we see the same player as we do now? Or would he be a Jordan Poole wastoid barely scratching 20 on the Wizards?
     
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    I don't think anyone is in LOVE from 3 on down. Blazers could easily move up with their 2nds. I could see a deal between Portland and Detroit to swap spots.
     
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    So lets not ask the question then...
     
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    Tell Detroit that math is real.
     
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    I don’t follow other teams, and I have no idea if they were tanking, but I know Portland was. I couldn’t be happier that they slipped to 7. I wish they would have slipped out of the lottery altogether. In fact, they should have had their first-round pick taken away from them for cheating. If the NBA had any integrity, they would have done that.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I... what?
     
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    That's wrong, our odds were at #4 as Charlotte is listed in your picture.
     
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    In that he's the not-as-good brother of a player on another team?
     
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    That sounds suspiciously like pissing and moaning about pissing and moaning.
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    Most other teams, especially high in the lottery, tank just like the Blazers. Been that way for 35 years. Not sure what point your trying to argue besides proving your own ignorance.
     
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