Anonymous Scouts Takes: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SlyPokerDog, Oct 11, 2018 at 8:42 PM.

  1. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Lol.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I think the majority of fans thought it was a mistake to let Ed go.
     
  3. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig "John Wayne" Staff Member Moderator

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    It's a scene from a movie. It is not real. I wouldn't post someone really dying or getting hurt like.
     
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  4. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    That's irrelevant. Anybody who doesnt like the site of blood is going to be upset by that.
     
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    Chris Craig "John Wayne" Staff Member Moderator

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    I removed it
     
  6. BonesJones

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    He played less than 40% of minutes and was a backup C... I don't see how that's "cripplimg", especially since Nurkic will probably get 5 of his 19mpg, and our we hit more shots with our added shooting then WR won't need to rely on offensive rebounding as much. Outside of that area, I don't think Zach is that much worse and he'll be a better defender than Ed.

    So I don't see why it's "crippling".
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    No Ed means...

    Meyers.Gets.More.Minutes.

    =

    Crippling.
     
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    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I talked to those anonymous scouts. They were very nice, but didn't know much about the NBA.

    I bought a box of their cookies.

    barfo
     
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  9. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    He's basically saying that our team is mediocre.... which is the absolute worst thing you can be in sports.
     
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    Mediocre is better than bad.
     
  11. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It's really not.
     
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    Ask anyone, sports fan or not
     
  13. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    And you'll get a different answer from each one. There are plenty of people on here who hate being a treadmill team. Sorry, but simply making the playoffs and getting smoked every year is not my idea of fun or progress.
     
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    Then don't watch. Sorry, but thats some bandwagon type of crap.

    So tired of the whiny stuff like "We're such a mediocre treadmill (insert any other similar cliche word here) team!!! I'm not gonna watch or care! I wanna be the Sacremento KINGS"....

    Those same fans would've been ecstatic at what Minnesota did in trading for Jimmy Butler. Now look at it. I'd much rather be us than them right now.

    Great players can be drafted lower in the draft. Examples? Donovan Mitchell, John Collins, OG Anunoby, Kyle Kuzma.... we don't need 5 years of horrible basketball in order to build. We don't need to risk it all for a Jimmy Butler type.

    We're not even mediocre. We're a top 10 franchise right now. One playoff loss doesn't change the fact that we pushed 50 wins and have a top 10 player and a young team with potential...
     
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    Preeeeeaaaaaccccchhhhhh!!!!
     
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    I dont really like the potential of our young players. Not one of them really excites me, especially if were talking next 2-3 years. Maybe Zach or Simons but if their time ever comes it seems like they’re a long time from it.

    I understand what you’re saying, but I feel like weve basically seen what Dame + CJ + Stotts can do. I feel like NO has done a really weak job of putting guys around Dame who will be good during Dames prime which I consider his prime to be 28-32 (ish) years old. His last two 1st round picks he basically picked guys that arent even supposed to be playing, at least thats what Im told any time Im critical of Zach. Nurk has been the only major addition thats really ready to contribute and he has made a big difference especially defensively.

    I was hoping for something bigger this summer either a roster move or a change of coach just to mix things up. It is a little uninspiring to me the changes made this off season. Im excited for the NBA season and I will watch a lot of basketball, so dont tell me not to watch and act like Im not a fan because Im dissappointed, but the gap between the Blazers and the real contenders isnt as close as ‘top 10’ implies when the Blazers have been pretty much blasted straight out of the playoffs the last few years.
     
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    Knowing how you feel in regards to your team's current well being is jut part of being a fan, Bones. But there are people who have been following this franchise for 40 friggin' years. After watching the Blazers flame out in the first round over 20 times, even you might begin to whine a little. Passion is no ordinary word but it comes and it goes.
     
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  18. Natebishop3

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    If some of us are so tiresome, maybe you should make a youtube video about it? :dunno:
     
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    They are not at the end of their prime. They're just starting the BEGINNING of their prime. This is the age (28) that Jordan STARTED winning titles and he won 6. Nash won his first MVP when he was 31. As for the scouting report, I always like reading it. I agree about CJ over Butler. Who knew Meyers was a dynamic scorer with crafty ball handling? Then why hasn't he been traded? Are teams making offers but Olshey is hanging onto him because he's so dynamic?
     
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    Funny thing is Jimmy Butler was like the 26th pick also
     
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