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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by HCP, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos The Violent Left

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    Sixers with a healthy Embiid (admittedly a rare phenomenon) > Timberwolves.

    Why isn't KAT a better defender? He was supposed to be in college. But as Okafor shows us, there's a big difference between the NCAAs and the NBA.
     
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    Because he is a bit lazy on defence.

    Embiid is a terrific player but no way does the rest of Sixers team warrant being called better than Towns' supporting cast at Twolves. Butler is the main difference maker, he is a proven star.

    Simmons and Fultz have tremendous potential though. If both develop as they should and Embiid stays healthy, they MUST get to the Finals at some point.
     
  3. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    LOL. Only 8 shots. How many Mins?

    Only 8 shots on that team???
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    I feel like we've been over this before... KAT was an offensive force in college. I don't recall him having much of a defensive reputation. That was his twin towers teammate (WCS).
     
  6. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Okafor is forgotten out there.
     
  7. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Blazers scoring leader through 11/23: CJ McCollum

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    FTFY

    He doesn't even think they have a use for him.

    http://www.nba.com/article/2017/10/11/jahlil-okafor-unsure-his-place-philadelphia-76ers#/

     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    KAT has never been a standout defender.
     
  9. Sarni

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    It's amazing how his stock has quickly fallen. Prior to draft in 2015 he was widely considered as first or second choice and people were surprised Russell went before him. Then he was scoring during his first season and a lot of wild trade ideas have appeared suggesting his stock was high, including fans on here discussing a trade for CJ. Before 2016 draft there were strong rumors Celtics would trade no. 3 pick for him. During last season he was already considered worth no more than a lottery protected pick. Now he is probably going to cost a second rounder at most.

    I feel he could be decent if he tried more. Maybe he is going to have that extra energy to try and prove everyone wrong after he is traded which will push him to become better. I think Chicago should trade for him, they got nothing to lose anyway.
     
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    I'd do this:

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    I have no idea! Outside shooting? :dunno:
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Do they need another Center? They have Amir Johnson.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    He didn't start.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    HAHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!

    THAT'S EVEN FUNNIER!!!

    Did he play the 2 or 3 in those 19 mins?
     
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    We'd just be swapping back-up back-up Cs with PHI (and taking them for a ride, given the massive* savings we'd reap!).
    Each team would be banking on the players just needing a change of scenery in order to get their games back on track (or just plain old on track in Meyers' case).

    *While I'm mostly into this fantasy for the cost savings, I'm not someone who thinks Meyers' contract is all that disastrous. A $5M difference isn't all that big. Shaving a year off would be the real benefit.
     
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    Oh, also, Meyers is a PF, remember? ;)
     
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    Butters would be 3rd string over there tho.
     

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