Around the NBA: December to Remember 2018

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

  1. handiman

    handiman Well-Known Member

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    Bad timing for hand wringing. Both of their teams lost at home tonight, including to the Cavs of all trainwrecks.
     
  2. Rozay

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    John Collins is a fucking baller

    You picked the fucking wrong Collins Neil!!
     
  3. TorturedBlazerFan

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    He’s kind of the opposite of Zach to me. Good on offense and terrible on defense, Zach i good on defense and still very raw on offense. The thing is offense is more flashy. Im still not sold on Zach, but I think its too early in their careers to call it. Zach has a lot of potential in my opinion.
     
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    Oh well. I thought he went to Bucks that year. My bad.
     
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    If Clips remain a top 4 team in NBA, Harris will be an All Star.
     
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    Nuggets lost 6 of 7 games at one point this season. Now we’re having our drought. Let’s see Nuggets make playoffs before we say they “surpass” us.
     
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    They are better than us this year. No question to me, and they will make the Playoffs
     
  8. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    Finally changed my Blazer calendar.
    November had Allen Crabbe on it.
    December has Harkless. At least he is still a Blazer.
     
  9. oldmangrouch

    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Actually, I'd take them both. They could compliment each other well.
     
  10. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    @Boob-No-More where you at son? School The HCP.
     
  11. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Have you actually looked at who they've beaten. Of their 15 wins, two have come over teams who had winning records at the time.

    The combined record of the 15 teams they've beaten, at the time they played them is: 71-144 (.330 won:loss percentage).

    They have played PHO three times, CLE twice and ATL.

    Those teams' records when they played:

    PHO (1-5, 2-11, 3-12)
    CLE (1-10, 4-16)
    ATL (5-18)

    WAS was also 1-7 when they played.

    Their win last night is their ONLY win all season over a >.500 team at full strength.

    The only other >.500 team they beat was GSW (12-7) without Curry and Green at the end of GSW's only 4 game losing streak since Feb 2013 (a season and a half before they hired Steve Kerr).

    Playing so many games against PHO, CLE, ATL, etc. early in the season inflates their record now, but will come back to bite them later in the season when their schedule becomes MUCH tougher. They are using up all their gimmes now. If you look at their post all star break schedule, they really only have one easy game (BRK), possibly two (MIA).

    BNM
     
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    Zach Collins heading the wrong way.. good start. In his first 12 games this year, he had 6 double figure games and averaged 10.6ppg ...in his last 11 games 0 double figure games avg 5ppg

    I can’t believe Neil called this guy a “foundational piece” lol

    Imo this kid is extremely over hyped by ya.. classic shit us blazer fans do smh
     
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    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    He can't stay on the floor and constantly fouls. I think it has partly to do with him playing 4 instead of 5. He can't share the floor with Meyers.
     
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    I agree on that, in German nba Page i had a discussion with a Okc fan and he said Okc will be a contender based on their Winning Record, and then when i watched their schedule i thought WTF? They played 3 times Suns, Cavs 2 times, Kings two times, Hawks, Knicks, Hornets 2 times, Wizards and Rockets when they were terrible, Warriors without Steph and Dray. That has to be the easyiest schedule i've ever seen. But i still think they have a better Team than the Blazer (I know we swept the thunder last year but at least they won two Playoffs Games)
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Nice post. On a side note, looks like we aren't the ONLY team that plays other teams WITHOUT their stars!
     
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  17. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Russ is already in 2nd place in missed FGA

    OKC Leaders for Missed FGA

    Gary Payton - 8270
    Russell Westbrook - 7926
    Kevin Durant - 6316

    So, he's already missed over 1600 more shots than Durant and will pass Payton by the end of the season.

    A couple more years of prime Westbrook and he should put that record out of reach.

    BNM
     
  18. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Even without opponent injuries, OKC has had the most ridiculously easy schedule (so far) I can ever remember seeing. They are 2-7 against teams that had winning records at the time they played them. Their record to date is pure fool's gold.

    BNM
     
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    PtldPlatypus This is what it looks like when a platypus cries. Staff Member Moderator

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    Sadly, they don't have turnovers as a search option...
     
  20. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Pretty sure Russ already has that one on lock down. 22 games into his 11th season, he has 3059 TOVs. Payton, in 13 full seasons had 2507. In 9 seasons, Durant had 2083. In 9 seasons, Sikma had 1855. In 8 seasons, Kemp had 1795. In 12 seasons, Nate McMillan had 1486.

    BNM
     
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