Bust a Scoot?

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  1. Portland2014

    Portland2014 Well-Known Member

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    I've opened many controversial thread over the years, i'm afraid this one may top all of them

    I'm not stating that Scoot is a bust, but i'm starting to ask why shouldn't he be after watching him this preseason games

    - He can't shoot
    - He's not as fast/athletic as advertised
    - He's not that good of a playmaker
    - He can't defend without fouling

    He doesn't seem to fit the 2023 style of basketball

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    unbelievable
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    It would have been much easier if you posted:

    " Hey, any take I ever make will never mean anything because I only care to say things to rile up a fan base of a team I'm showing I care nothing about. Because if I did, I would actually post useful things at least once a decade. But I don't".

    This is what you really meant to write. Glad I could do that for you. Cheers!
     
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  5. Portland2014

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    I knew you weren't ready to discuss that...

    I wanted Scoot as much as you and i'm not saying that he's 100% a bust after 3 games, but honestly i couldn't be more worried after these preseason games

    Just wanted to discuss that, it's not final judge, i hope he wins ROY and at the end of the season i'm here to say that he wasn't a bust
     
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    So this guy is PapaG's new account?
     
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    Scoot has struggled so far in tonight’s game. But a bust? can you at-least wait fir a few regular season games? he hasn’t even been that bad besides tonight. I do applaud asking the tough questions though and trying to be unbiased , But we need a bigger sample size for a fair evaluation. Not to mention he’s only 19.
     
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    bust related to the expectations that we had on him winning ROY and looking like a potential All Star/Superstar
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    It's preseason. Stop there. Do better. You won't because you can't. But try.
     
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    FlashWad Well-Known Member

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    going to be hard to be rookie of the year with wemby being the number 1 option for the spurs.
     
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    Mmmm, wut? (searches vigorously for hand wringing gif...)
     
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    Really, really early to be making this thread.

    He’s a good playmaker, our guys can’t make shots, so I’m not sure what you’re watching as far as that goes.
     
  13. HailBlazers

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    That's on you homie
     
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    He was marketed like crazy, and yes he's talented but in the NBA everyone is talented in some way. He's a young pg and they take a while to develop.
     
  15. Portland2014

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    oh c'mon, nearly everybody had him on the race for ROY, he's the 3rd overall pick not a pick in the 2nd round
     
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    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Prior to tonight (in which he has been undoubtedly bad), he has averaged 16/6 in 28 mpg. There's no reason to even suggest "bust". This is a stupid thread
     
  17. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    it was a thread made to draw attention. and looks like it succeeded. why are you keeping this nonsense open? literal definition of trolling.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Well we have nothing but time now.
     
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    He's now 2nd in ROY odds, even after three preseason games. So you can rest easy.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Delete this thread.
     

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