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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by PtldPlatypus, Jun 6, 2022.

  1. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

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    You can sing?
     
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    He didn't spend any time in the G league, did he? He was sort of just thrown to the wolves. I wonder how things would have progressed differently had he spent time there and built some confidence. I don't know if that was what has prevented him from getting over the hump, but he definitely had promise.
     
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  3. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Everything I've ever heard/read is that he just doesn't process things quickly. Could never get a proper handle on playbooks, schemes, rotations, etc, and doesn't really have the motor to overcome that deficiency.
     
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    yeah, that is. Meanwhile, TRob is 31 & Meyers is 30. Speaking of Meyers, it's kind of amazing that one word can end a career
     
  5. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I considered saying that Vonleh had "Thomas Robinson syndrome", but then deleted it. But I think there are a lot of similarities.
     
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    in terms of very similar PF's that Portland was related to in the last 15 years it was Tyrus Thomas--->TRob--->Vonleh. Kind of a cautionary timeline when it comes to those high-level-athlete-low-level-skills PF's. This is a big reason why I was not a big fan of Jalen Duren even though he might not quite fit the mold
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I see Duren as developing those skills. Those other players you list did not. Duren has the looks of a young Dwight Howard, but with better shooting touch. Scary. Wish we would have drafted him. But i just need to follow my own advise and be patient with Sharpe. Fingers crossed he lives up to the highlights we see. The skills are all there to be special.
     
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    My guy CJ Elleby will go to training camp with my brother's Minnesota Timberwolves and compete for a roster spot.
     
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    Blazer Legend CJ Elleby
     
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    Best of luck.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Good luck CJ. His game was coming along. He was a terrific rebounder, and his shot, when open, was finally dropping. I appreciated his effort on the court.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    What are we going to do? WE HAVENT BEEN CJ-LESS IN A DECADE.
     
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    DUB Da, da da, da dah!

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    Bring in current Adelaide 36ers head coach, and former Trail Blazer (sort of) CJ Bruton as an assistant.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    He should've used Amtrak....these folk trying to fly with cannabis are asking for trouble....they'll never ask you about your check through bags on the train.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    2 questions:

    1. When is your next train trip?

    2. And does Amtrak offer rewards for drug smugglers?
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    2. Answer: Milk bones.
     
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    no you still have to buy those five dollar hot dogs ..but they're not bad....don't think I'll be taking the train anytime soon. I only travel to states with dispensaries so it's not an issue.
     
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    Imagine Jody paying 400M
     
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    I am sure she would after Dame wins his 4th Championship.
     

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