Trade Avdija to Blazers

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by RR7, Jun 26, 2024.

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Good trade?

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. andalusian

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    Having business trips there about once every other year, can confirm.
     
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    Why do you think it saved the owner money, for the embarrassed GM & coach to sit upstairs and not show their faces?

    This board keeps asking, why did the Bullets trade us such a superstar? Maybe because neither they nor our management consider him a huge talent.

    Washington's 4th-best player couldn't "lead" it to winning more than .183, a huge 6 games behind the 2nd-worst season in Blazer history.

    Don't expect "potential" in his 5th-year plateau. So he got the introduction appropriate for his talent ceiling, which may have already come and gone.
     
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    Bullets, lol, showing your age.

    Deni can pass, so can CK. I think that'll end up mattering.
     
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    He's good, but I think the board is overestimating him. His being a starter may rely upon the matchup.
     
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    Defensively? What type of match-up do you worry about?
     
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    Even before Dario Saric started getting injured, I thought he was wooden and stiff on the 76ers. Everyone thought he was a budding star.

    ...20 years ago the ESPN board knew me for pulling stat sites out of a hat, but coming to this bigger board intimidated me into relying on you experts. I would guess that Avidja lacks quickness under the basket (only because I don't remember seeing it in the highlights in this thread) to guard the rim. Also on defense, I don't remember the highlights showing him stopping guards, so he's no Rasheed Wallace, who was elastic and bent way over in front of little guys. A good coach can improve players fast, but I don't think we have one. Look at how much Clingan learned last season. Sorry, I'm just a cheerleader nowadays.
     
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    for any curious:


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    Not sure about the rim protection, nor do I care, but his D on guards and forwards looks pretty good to me

     
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    careful now...you might get trapped by jlprk satire. With jlprk, Wyachi, & kjironman lurking, we spend a lot of time around here swirling around in a The Onion vortex. Personally, I prefer Mad Magazine
     
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    I was more of a Penthouse guy while growing up but I did appreciate Mad Magazine
     
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    Can’t wait to see this guy in starting lineup. He’s going to make the game easier for his teammates. Last couple of years all we’ve had are guys that can get their own. Dani is a great defender, really good passer and can shoot.

    I really like our nucleus

    Scoot
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    Dani
    Ayton/Clinigan

    still desperately need a good young PF preferably enforcer type someone who sets the toughness of the team
     
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    As long as the enforcer-type player can score. I think we need more of a dynamic scorer at the 4. We have some tough role players like Camara and Walker who can fill the toughness/hustle role, but their offense is lacking. Plus Clingan could evolve into a more physical player.
     
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    not sure we need a true scorer, obviously they need to be able to shoot but I want energy enforcer type. We have guys who we assume will be scorers so get me that Jerome Kersey/ Brian Grant / Buck Williams type of player.
     
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    Right. I think he is just a low key guy who was still in shock about the trade. I certainly don't consider him unlikable.
     
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    I believe both Buck and Jerome weighed in at 215 lbs. I know it is more of a mentality than a physical presence, but I think Toumani might be the guy. (Currently listed at 226)

    Brian Grant on the other hand was a monster PF at 254lbs. He would almost be a center nowadays.
     
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    And speaking in foreign language.
     
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    LOL!!!!
     
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    after watching 3 straight seasons of Blazers getting pummeled, I find it helpful to laugh more then cry.
     
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