Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Bingo Bango, May 24, 2023.
Hasn't it been previously reported there were offers on the table to get Jimmy Butler when he was in Chicago and Paul George, but Olshey didn't want to move off CJ?
Hard to put that on Dame.
Olshey was busy making offers for both players, but he refused to include CJ for either. In other words, they weren't serious offers at all, just Olshey wasting the time of other GM's
This thread isn't thoughtful and posting bullshit like this doesn't make you a heretic... it just continues the downward spiral of your ever dwindling credibility.
You mean stars who are now playing in Taiwan like Dwight Howard? Whole lot of stars are well....not exactly stars anymore...one thing for sure..Dame is still a star...as a matter of fact look at who was picked first by Giannis to play on his Allstar team. Dame said he knows 5 guys who want to play in Portland but only two are obtainable as it stands. I'll take his word for it. There's nobody that's not an undersized point guard who doesn't want to play with Dame. There are plenty of players who in the past did not want to play with Mario Herzonjia or Anthony Tolliver though.
CJ was bandied about for a lot of big name trades but our GM was an absolute fucking moron.
Shitty weather (during the season)
Zero nightlife for young black millionaires
Mods please merge this with the Melo thread in due time
When/where did he say this, @riverman?
early interview after the season ended...he was asked if he knew any needle movers who wanted to play with him in Portland...he answered that he knew of 5 if I remember correctly but only 2 were gettable at this time.
Nice, thanks for the info, my friend!
Giannis said he wants to play with Dame. Melo and Grant were successfully recruited even though Melo had nowhere else to go. Also AD and LeBron met with Dame asking him to come to LA. So yes, stars want to play with him.
The 'High Taxes" part is disputable. Everything you buy in California is taxed pretty heavily and there are ways to avoid certain taxes in Oregon that are not available in other states. Yeah Oregon is in the mid to upper portion of the country but it certainly isn't the highest.
One thing of note is Florida is one of the lowest tax burden states.
New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Illinois are all in the top 10 of highest tax burden.
Now Zero night life? That could be?
So explain why Atlanta isn't a destination and why they have zero rings there...low taxes...urban culture..night life..warmer climate? New York is another one...sometimes nightlife can fuck up a young athlete's work ethic...guys come here to get better at basketball and live healthy..they spend half the year traveling to every urban destination..it's not like they're hermits in the NW....nobody could go out for a couple years now anyway. I don't buy the idea that Portland is undesirable as a place to call homebase. Off season they can party their butts off wherever they want
Awesome. Another bash Dame thread.
Just what we need…
Well, thank you for that astute observation!
Why? It has nothing to do with Melo.
but just as useless as that melo thread now is.
Sorry boss. this thread is weeeeaaaak sauce.
I disagree. We hear rumors every summer that Lillard is hanging out with other NBA players who want to come to Portland, or talking to other stars about coming to Portland, and yet it never happens. I think it’s worth discussing the reasons this may be happening.
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