Around the NBA 2022 Playoffs: The Thread

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by THE HCP, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Cugel

    Cugel Well-Known Member

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    better offense likely but only jones defends. none of the others play mych or any defense for that matter . cj bi and zion cant be bothered to play defense and it was on full display last night with the former two.
     
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    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    We couldn't play defense either and still could be a decent seed.

    Ant and Dame in the backcourt isn't going to help things yet on defense.

    Defense is something you need to win in the playoffs, not make the playoffs.
     
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    In his first 3 seasons, Greg Oden played in 82 games. In his first 3 seasons, Zion has played in 85. The most consecutive games he's played is 24. And, he's a lot heavier now than as a rookie and the off-season is approaching; a time he can get even fatter. It's likely that Zion will never be a sustainable factor for the Pels. Nance has played in 12 of 31 games for the Pels. Neither player approaches anything close to dependable

    Hayes had 4 points and 1 rebound last night and he's in his 3rd season. He's averaged 8 & 4 so far in his career. Murphy averaged 5 & 2 this year. Watford averaged 8 & 4 this year; Eubanks averaged 15 & 9. Honestly, if you're using Hayes and Murphy as examples of why the Pels will be better, Watford and Eubanks are examples of why they won't be

    really, the comparison should be:

    (Zion - maybe)
    CJ
    Ingram
    Valanciunas
    Herb Jones
    (8th pick)

    VS

    Dame
    Simons
    Nurkic
    Hart
    (6th pick)
    (TPE - maybe)

    so then, the Pels are depending on Zion's health and Portland is depending on good decisions. Yeah, I know that's worth some giggles
     
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    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    After watching playoffs there was a lot run and gun ball being played.
     
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    LoL Van Fleet…
     
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    Did anyone watch KD playing defense for the last shot?
     
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    Nice to hear Kevin Calabro on this Utah/Dallas game.
     
  8. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Was just gonna mention this.
    I normally find him cringeworthy as a Blazer broacaster, but dam, he sounds great on this.
    Barely recognized him.
    He is a Class A Journalist, no question, but I think that prohibits him from really being anybody's "local guy".
     
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    Well he's Seattle's local guy. Only reason he's doing Portland games is because the NBA moved the team from Seattle.
     
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    Gus Johnson just said… Maxie stops the bleeding
     
  11. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Speaking of announcers… Kevin Calabro on NBATV for Mavs vs Jazz
     
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    Warriors fun to watch basketball team is back
     
  14. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    *Looks at the previous posts* hmm...
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    Interesting they are still bringing Curry off the bench.
     
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    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    With Dame back, Ant will be doing what Jordan Poole is doing.
     
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    Nah Poole is way ahead of Ant
     
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    Why is the 3 guard lineup works with the Warriors?
     
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    Because Klay is a huge ass guard.
     
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    Thompson 6-6 and Poole 6-4.
     
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