Free Agent Blazers Resign Powell To 5/90

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  1. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Okay okay. Even I can't be that mad at Neil for this. A very rare win.


    NOW FUCKING TRADE CJ AND PUT NORM AT THE 2.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Dunno if they would be able to name roco off the bat but I see your point.
     
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    Wouldn’t really have to be a blowup. You could get Simmons and much more from Philly for Dame. CJ/Norm/RoCo/Simmons/Nurk is a good team
     
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    If Philly won't take a reasonable deal for CJ because they're trying to blow up our team and take our best player ever from us... there are a ton of deals out there for Dame that will bring us back just as much value as Simmons. We wouldn't have to blow it up, you're right, but I hope we would.
     
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    Cj gonna be off this team soon and it'll be a great day to be a blazer!
     
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    Yes, indeed. Add Thybulle as our sixth man, with Simons and Little (hopefully) contributing down the road with the draft picks we'd get from the 76ers... I would be excited for the future of that team. Younger, bigger, and much better defensively (even if we are missing out on the Dame awesomeness).
     
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    Credit where credit is due.

    As others have pointed out, this move alone doesn't make us serious contenders - but it is certainly a positive move. Olshey got this one right.
     
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    You have to think that nothing else could really start to happen until this happened. Blazers at least know they have what they had to end last season.
     
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    Excellent! Very happy about this. One of the rare Olshey's signings that I think is a bargain.
     
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    I really hope the deal is frontloaded with declining salaries years after years 20-19-18-17-16 would be fantastic.
     
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    Trent Jr off to a rough start avg a bit less than 14 PPG and shooting poorly at 37% and 35% from 3 in 31 MPG, Powell avg 14 PPG in 5 less minutes and shooting 45% and 41% from 3
     
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    Awesome.
    And not to take anything away from Trent. Powell is more of a pro. Because he's been a pro longer, and we simply need that more than an up and comer like Trent.
     
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    I think Powell is currently the better player and I was/am happy with that trade, but age is a very important factor in determining the value of a player. Trent is the younger player and if he continues to improve even marginally, I'm not so sure if we'll end up on top of that trade.
     
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    Agreed, we may not. But by then Dame will be gone and having Trent would only help get us worse draft picks. With which we could get a much better player. The timing of this trade could wind up helping both teams win.
     
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