Dame interview

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by illmatic99, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    50,186
    Likes Received:
    44,097
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central OR
    Guess we're back. :hoops:



    Names of guys Dame would like to add to the team (non-stars):

    1. Mikal Bridges
    2. OG Anunoby
    3. Jarred Vanderbilt

    I tend to think the last one was not a random accident. Stay tuned.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2022
  2. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    18,183
    Likes Received:
    10,270
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Measured at 6-7 without shoes, with a 6-11 wingspan, (214 lbs)
    I realize Vanderbilt is a very good young energy guy, but he has no outside shot. I don't mind trading for him, but I doubt Danny is
    going to give him away and I don't want to give up too much for him. I think Utah will focus on getting rid of their vets unless they can get a steal for him.
     
  3. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16,059
    Likes Received:
    26,156
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Business Owner
    Location:
    North Plains
    The internal battle between pleasing Dame by overpaying for a limited defensive player or staying under the luxury tax.
     
  4. Blazinaway

    Blazinaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,706
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    Trophy Points:
    113
    if we really like him trade a guard (Keon) for Jared a big, keon did show signs of having a 3 pt shot last yr, Jared can't shoot the 3 ball
     
  5. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    18,183
    Likes Received:
    10,270
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sure, but that goes back to "Danny is not going to give him away". Utah indicated that they are really high on him when they made the trade. And although Vanderbilt plays bigger than his size, is he really "a big" at 6'7" (w/o shoes)
     
  6. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus All in, baby Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Messages:
    29,176
    Likes Received:
    35,153
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No one's acting like he can play the 5, but I doubt there are many (if any) PF's around the league that he can't capably defend. His complete lack of a perimeter game is really his only real drawback...and it's a big one.
     
  7. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RIPcity

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    16,886
    Likes Received:
    12,597
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    PDX
    Great interview. Dame Is the GOAT. His son at Disneyland. :lol: Welcome back @illmatic99
     
    SlyPokerDog and BlazerBender like this.
  8. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    18,183
    Likes Received:
    10,270
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I like him off our bench, but will he ever be a starter? My point is Danny will want too much in return and we already have backup PFs. But sure I would trade Keon and Brown for him.
     
  9. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2022
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    1,092
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Go go inspector Illmatic back in da house!!!!
     
  10. Blazinaway

    Blazinaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9,706
    Likes Received:
    2,912
    Trophy Points:
    113
    IMO Keon has some good upside as well on both sides of the ball, haven't seen Jared play so can't compare the two. Keon is 20 and Jared 23, so that favors Keon as does his way better 3 pt shooting. Seems Keon is the type of guy Ainge might want to take a chance on - he'll get a ton of minutes in Utah and IMO has more upside at this time, whether he fulfills that "possible upside" is another story
     
    Pinwheel1 likes this.
  11. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    5,558
    Likes Received:
    4,577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So you're saying they over payed Damian Lillard?
     
  12. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2022
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    1,092
    Trophy Points:
    113
    He is saying because we aren't a destination we need to overpay the role players to put around Dame.
     
    Fairly-Hard likes this.
  13. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    5,558
    Likes Received:
    4,577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Got it! Thanks?
     
  14. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2022
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    1,092
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ohhhh i got your thanks buster!!!!
     
    Fairly-Hard likes this.
  15. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    60,110
    Likes Received:
    43,553
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    N.E.P.
    Everybody is welcoming my guy @illmatic99 back. Where'd you go bro?
     
    AldoTrapani likes this.
  16. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    50,186
    Likes Received:
    44,097
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Central OR
    just took a lil break. wasn't really a big deal.
     
  17. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    60,110
    Likes Received:
    43,553
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    N.E.P.
    Hope you're good FAMS.
     
    illmatic99 and SlyPokerDog like this.
  18. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Messages:
    5,558
    Likes Received:
    4,577
    Trophy Points:
    113
    If you're lucky you might just yet!
     
    BlazerBender likes this.
  19. BlazerBender

    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2022
    Messages:
    1,364
    Likes Received:
    1,092
    Trophy Points:
    113
    your sleuth skills have been missed!
     
  20. inconceivable

    inconceivable Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    219
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Dame shouldn't say this in public. It gives the other team leverage in future negotiations
     
    BlazerBender likes this.

Share This Page