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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Strenuus, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. 42N8Bounce

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    Nice to see Cleveland lose tonight. If they also make it to the Finals, the Blazers will have home court advantage with the better record.
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    BlazerDuckSeahawkFan94 AWOL

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    Cavs really need Love back. Also, I’m pretty sure we could beat the Cavs in a 7 game series or at the very least push them to 7.
     
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    I saw that too on CJ Snapchat. Hey Hassan, not too late to be a Blazer
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    We should get that guy.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Lol that's why they lost!

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    Traveling.
     
  8. PtldPlatypus

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

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    Looked to me like he started his dribble before picking up his pivot foot, and that he jumped up off both feet simultaneously on the pass. Where's the travel?
     
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    You can't lift your pivot foot to dribble. On his rip through he lifts it and dribbles at the same time. It's the same move Al Jefferson does. It's never called travel in the NBA tho.
     
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    Chris Craig The Dude Abides Staff Member Moderator

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    Lakers really are falling on rough times. Jack Nicholson was asked to show his ticket by an usher at last nights game. Fortunately, no golf clubs were pulled out during this incident.
     
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  11. bodyman5000 and 1

    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    Sabonis would make that pass all day and put some razzle dazzle on it too.
     
  12. PtldPlatypus

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

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    Got it. So to clarify--after pivoting, how far into the initial dribbling motion should the player be before lifting the pivot foot in order for it to not be a travel?

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    Left hand off and right hand above the ball is not far enough? Does the ball need to completely no longer in contact with the hand?
     
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    This. The dribble needs to happen deliberately and well before the step. They can't happen simultaneously.
     
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    ask Aminu. he does it ALL. THE. TIME.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Dude?
     
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    As I said, it's not called therefore it's not an NBA travel.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    So let me guess...... raise your hand if you think the game against the Cavs should be an "easy win"?
     
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    Every team is full of NBA players. In all reality, there's no such thing as an "easy win". But yes, the Blazers are definitely the superior team at the moment. At home, with 2 days rest, with the Cavs on the 5th game of a 6 game road trip, Portland absolutely should win the game, and it will be a significant upset and disappointment if they do not.
     
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    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    While I generally agree, every time you play against one of the 3 top players of all time when he is not broken down - that game is not easy. If LeBron goes off for whatever reason...
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    FiveThirtyEight has POR as a 7 point favorite, but they play the games for a reason. You can't take anyone lightly, especially a team with LeBron James on it.

    BNM
     
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