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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos The Violent Left

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    I think this guy is my favorite non-Blazer:
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Out of all the players that were picked after we drafted in the last few years, I think he's the one I'm most bummed about. I'm not really that big on Gobert... .but Giannis is a truly unique talent.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Yeah...Antetokounmpo is already one of the best players in the NBA, without being able to shoot from range. That's pretty hard these days! If he can develop even a league-average three-point shot, he could end up being the player of post-LeBron era.
     
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    Rastapopoulos The Violent Left

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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Good move for the Pelicans. They badly need useful players. After Davis, Cousins and Holiday, that roster is amazingly bad.
     
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    He seems pretty redundant w/ Moore and Crawford, but at least he can shoot. If Quincy Pondexter can finally get healthy he probably doesn't see the floor much.
     
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    Quincy Pondexter, even when healthy, isn't clearly better than Ian Clark. Not to mention, Pondexter is a 2/3, while Clark is a 1/2. A healthy Pondexter in no way makes Ian Clark unnecessary--they need more shooters at the guard and swing positions and the two can be on the floor together, even alongside Holiday.

    At base, they need functional players and Ian Clark is a good reserve.
     
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    He is awesome. That Toronto/Milwaukee series was fun
     
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    Regardless of what you think of Pondexter--and also Darius Miller--if healthy, they will make NOP less likely to throw out 3-guard lineups alongside AD and Boogie--which is going to be how Clark gets on the court.

    In the end though it doesn't really matter and at worst he's insurance in case of injury.
     
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    SIeepwalker Nurk is the team leading scorer by Nov 24th

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    Well we got CJ in that draft so it's alright, could be way worse... Especially with how shitty that class was
     
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    Fonzthecpt1 I'm Listening

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    It's not the offseason anymore?
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    PtldPlatypus Blazers scoring leader through 11/23: CJ McCollum

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    BlazerAce Section 223

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    That's a bummer. I really liked him in his season with us.
     
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    Wonder if that's the same hip he had surgery on when he was here.
     
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