Chauncey Billups shares his plan to improve Portland Trail Blazers

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  1. e_blazer

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    Dame played decent D given that he was playing with an ab injury and the fact that Pop, for some strange reason, wanted them to switch everything. No, Dame doesn’t defend well against 6’10” dudes.
     
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    No kidding--how much did Rubio score on him? Wasn't it like a record amount given up by a team USA to an individual opposing player?
     
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    I can say that what you said is blatantly wrong just like you can...choices...I disagree with your post...that's what a forum of public opinion is....
     
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    Rubio had an amazing run...and has played with his team for a long, long time now...he beat Dame ..give you that. He beat alot of pt guards in the Olympics...even scored alot.
     
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    As did whoever else they switched Dame onto. Dame got benched in the knockout round in multiple games because he was a defensive sieve. How do you get away with saying he played good defense.... haha come on.

    he was terrible, come on man. pop benched him. Let's not blow smoke here just to defend an outlandish comment.
     
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    So, to summarize, and correct me if I'm wrong here: Chauncey's big plan is to get Dame to play D?

    I hope I will be forgiven for tempering my expectations.
     
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    He was bad defensively until the gold medal game. If you disagree, you should go back and watch it again. He was locked in that game. He looked great.
     
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    Chauncey has already answered your question but basically he said his plan is to get the TEAM playing D and everybody has to help ..Dame included...people try to dissect the roster and find flaws but it's the team that is the 5 headed monster ..not one guy..until people get this they'll just beat the dead horse of individual past flaws to death..I temper my expectations for each game...whatever helps folks enjoy the game works
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I can't help but get excited, but let's not kid ourselves here: EVERY new coach says two things when they're hired:
    1. we're going to run more
    2. we're going to play hard-nosed defense
     
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    I think the difference with Chauncey is that his resume supports his goals...he's a winner
     
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    Not as much as Magic and he was a mediocre coach, and that's putting it kindly.
     
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    Magic sucked as an analyst ...Chauncey did not...Chauncey is a natural teacher...Magic is not..Magic is more Bill Walton than Phil Jackson....he's not coaching material..Chauncey also won without the talent Magic played around...Pat Riley was a good coach
     
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    Almost as good as Larry Brown!

    Hey, I'd be SUPER enthused for this season if we were getting 2004 LB as our coach and 2004 Chauncey as a player.
     
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    He talks a good game but you know what they say about proof of the pudding. Fingers crossed.
     
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    I really loved that team in Detroit...they were put togther like the Beatles....perfect harmony
     
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    Magic Johnson was a winner. And a terrible coach.
     
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    I think the key is not making Dame work so hard on offense.
     
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    Stotts was the head coach. His team. Not once did he do anything significant to change the defense for the better.
     
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