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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I love this attitude

    O’Connor: If he’s not back, you’re thrown right in the driver’s seat.

    Scoot: Exactly. And I’m with that. If he leaves, I’m going to just embrace that. I’m going to embrace being the point guard for the team. And that comes with practice. I don’t have my spot guaranteed; I know that. My goal is to get better every day at practice and get better game by game.
     
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    Great interview and as always great answers by Scoot.
     
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    Boy I love him!
     
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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Wow! NBA execs are bullish on Scoot! From a Chris Mannix article:
     
  5. andalusian

    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    Talk is cheap. They all had the opportunity to trade for him for a good starter lever player to keep Dame in Portland and none of them chose to do so. Hope it comes to bite them in the rear.
     
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    8 assists? as a 19 year old rookie?

    other rookies:

    Doncic 6.0
    Morant 7.3
    Trae 8.1
    Haliburton 5.3 (wasn't a full-time starter, 7.4 in his 2nd season)
    Jrue 3.8 (didn't hit the 8 assist plateau till his 4th season when 22)
    Westbrook 5.3
    CP3 7.8
    Curry 5.9
    Conley 4.9
    LaMelo 6.1

    Blazers won't have a lot of shot-makers either. If Scoot hits the 7 assist threshold it will be quite an accomplishment
     
  7. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I think it's possible. He is a willing passer and he's very good at finding the open man.

    Luka is basically a taller Dame.
     
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    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    Scoot certainly knows how to give the right answer. Let's hope it's more than just saying the right thing. His actions in SL show he's off to a good start, both on the court and on the sidelines.
     
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    Fez Hammersticks スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Scoot is more Chris Paul than he is Derrick Rose
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    But I think way less douchey.
     
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    I think it's a very valid hypothetical. Much of this past year, Wemby and Scoot were back and forth as the #1 prospect. Then Wemby's off-balance 3-pointer highlights went viral and his stock shot up with no one actually watching him play. (Terrible efficiency on line 1.) Mr. Generational was barely on people's radar a year ago.

    I was rather bummed when we ended up with the 3rd pick in what I figured was a 2-player draft. The one game I watched of Brandon Miller was extremely underwhelming. But, Jordan at the helm and Charlotte drafting for need means we got arguably the co-#1 at #3.

    I still need to be convinced that Scoot is durable and his offensive and defensive numbers are better than his G-League averages indicate, but I'm trying to ignore that because he checks all the boxes of hopeful leader and star.
     
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    They’re just jealous because we are losing Dame and here comes Scoot as his replacement.
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    I don't remember seeing Scoot as the #1 prospect at all in the past year, but maybe I missed something? Wemby's been on radars for much longer than a year.
     
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    I'm looking forward to 11 years of Scoot being a great teammate and leader, an all-NBA player that embraces Portland before suddenly doing an about-face and turning out to be Kaiser Soze.
     
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    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    I'm looking forward to Dame coming back his last year after failing in Miami and being Scoot's backup as we win a championship.
     
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    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    And Jaleel White playing the role of Dane in the ESPN 30 for 30 about it.
     
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    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    Jaleel plays CJ!

    Kevin Hart can play Dame.
     
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    Amidst all this Dame drama, sometimes you gotta take a step back and re-appreciate: we somehow walked away with Scoot fucking Henderson. That’s so insane.
     
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    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    Oh. I thought Jaleel White actually was C.J. I didn't want to typecast him.
     
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    PCmor7 Generational Poster

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    Kevin Hart as Dane is inspired, though.
     
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