Around the NBA: December to Remember 2018

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by julius, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I swear someone else had posted a thread already, but I can't find it. So I decided I'd create a new post knowing full well whoever created the thread last month will post in this thread asking their thread to be merged with this one. Because obviously creating the thread is so important you do it a month early.
     
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  2. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Can we also create a "Realness of Teams Thread"?
     
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  3. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    You could call it "Is this team for real?" Or maybe "Is 'Team X' for real?"
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Hey where is MY December thread!!!!!???? You better merge FAMS!
     
  5. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    You're the only one who can see it
     
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    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    Just the "Real thread". Keep it simple. Will catch the "is player X real" and the "does this pimple look like a real STD" dregs too.
     
  7. TorturedBlazerFan

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    Hoopguru Rip Some Lips

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    Just get rid of threads make it a free for all.
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    I was going to offer up a rejoinder about being pre-occupied negotiating a merger with Mrs HCP, but that would be crude, immature, and way too easy. Just like.....dammit!
     
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    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    How about an "Around the mind of Kingspeed" thread
     
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    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    Jaren Jackson is really good.
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hcp-hcp-2-4-since-143102674.html
     
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    Why do you hate us?
     
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    Chris Craig The Dude Abides Staff Member Moderator

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    He’s turned into exactly the starting 4 the Blazers need...
     
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    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Can you arrange to have that projected on the side of the Moda Center while we drag Stotts and Olshey to the gallows? Asking for a friend.
     
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    Vonleh got Vonleh'd
    Layman gets Vonleh'd
    Stauskas gets Vonleh'd
    Etc.

    This is a coaching problem. Fix it NO!
     
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    Noah, 6 for 6 , 3 for 3 on 3 pointers, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, one steal.
    Here are some recent quotes from Brian Freeman: "I was against Portland getting rid of Vonleh in the first place. I’m against all non-basketball salary moves, but I also wasn’t done with him in a Blazers uniform. People forget that when the Blazers dumped Vonleh, he was just 22 years old. His shooting and statistical improvements are pretty congruent with his age, so I do think progress is a big component here. Of course, I’m not betting on him to make an All-Star team, and certainly not counting out the ‘bad team’ effect, but I’m not surprised by the jump."
    "After the draft, the Blazers had Jusuf Nurkic, Meyers Leonard, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Maurice Harkless, Collins, Caleb Swanigan and Vonleh all on the roster. Eight guys (if you generously count Harkless) best suited for the 4-5 spots, and all of them deserved some time on the court. It didn’t make any sense to construct the team that way, and it made less sense to keep it like that. To this day, I’m not sure what the plan was."
    "Portland had given up on Vonleh, and they clearly didn’t know that Vonleh was capable of making the leap as a shooter. The type of basketball that Vonleh is playing now would fit seamlessly with Portland. He is shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc, he can switch all over the place and he rebounds the ball with passion. He clearly fits the needs of this current Blazer team."
     
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    It physically hurts.
     
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