Dame asks for trade (And there it is)

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  1. Whyachi

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    the Blazers did try to run it more last season. But a couple things stood out that prevented more transition opportunities.

    1. The opponents dunked it on Portland, a lot. There's usually a slight delay after a dunk. The defense has to shake off the cobwebs.

    2. The opponents usually had big, fast, stronger players on their basketball team. I hate that.

    3. Opponent Offensive rebounds. Now I don't know where Portland stood in the final tally, but I saw lots of smaller Blazers struggling in the tippy tap category.

    4. general made baskets given up by defense. The Blazers gave up a lot of buckets. After most made baskets, the opponent is booking down court to reset the defense. The change of possession takes a few seconds to collect and inbound. Some of these NBA players are paid to be sneaky. They lurk around the inbound targets, pester the transition offense, and will steal the ball if the Blazers aren't careful.

    The Blazers weren't bad in the steals department last year. They played in zone coverage with guards on the baseline. Steals allowed the team to find a guard quickly and push the entire unit forward. I think the Blazers were middle of the pack in steals and fast break points. When the defense did work, the Blazers did fine in transition. But getting stops was kinda an issue last year. Blazers ranked 28th in points allowed if I'm correct.
     
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  2. Whyachi

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    what about Keon??
    He's got untapped 1st round value.
    6'3" 170lb Keon at Center. 5 guard lineups. Go for it !!
     
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    deep 3s lead to long rebounds and transition buckets for the other team..it was a big problem and has been since offensive rebounding machines Ed Davis or Enes Kanter left.
     
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    sometimes those long rebounds off bricks got downright ugly. Lillard & Anfernee were the only guys back on defense with a "temporary sheriff" rim protection badge.
     
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    Still working at it.

    Hopefully, at least some of the trade discussions Woj spoke about did not include Miami at all. I wouldn’t even mind if the Heat got Simons, instead. Nothing against them — they just shouldn’t get Lillard.
     
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    I don't believe he's eligible to be traded until mid December.
     
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    Makes me wonder if Raptors might be interested in Dame.
     
  8. blazerkor

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    And as much as I love Dame and want him in a good situation, I don't think Dame should get to go to Miami because while it's very well established that superstars do get traded when they demand one, when you're under contract for four more seasons you don't get to dictate the exact team you go to.
     
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  9. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    More likely, Drake doesn't want Dame in the Eastern conference
     
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    Chauncey at the Colorado/Colorado State game with Kyle Lowry! Kyle Lowry has no ties that I know of to Colorado.

    Edit: Could he be getting some quality time with his on floor assistant coach for next season?
     
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    Probably nothing, but Chauncey Billups (CU alum) is in a box at the CU/CSU game with Kyle Lowry.
     
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    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    Beat me to it!
     
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    ...it's definitely something because as soon as Billups realized he was on TV he got up and moved away quickly -- don't get fined coach!
     
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    Down 21-14 at half to CSU. Does Billups' very presence inspire tanking in the Colorado football team?
     
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    Apparently Thybulle was also there hanging out with Lowry too.
     
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    So what, Joe already took the shit Mia deal and is just waiting to announce it till the last possible second? Why else would Lowry be there?
     
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    Maybe Lowry just likes their tuna sandwiches.
     
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    Untrue. The deal is not yet agreed to. I will say some names mentioned in the deal aren’t super happy about Portland. I know that to be fact. Lowry was probably there because Prime is turning Boulder into an event
     
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    I will say that you know nothing lol
     
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    As in some names aren’t happy about GOING to Portland? Or some names are not gonna make Portland happy?
     

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