Dame wants to play with Simmons

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  1. B-Roy

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    Not with the way he's played.
     
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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    @Scalma should work for the FBI lmao, he finds out everything
     
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    Hed probably want both Simons and Little

    Or Roco and one of them along with CJ and picks

    Dude has overcompensation issues.
     
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    cj mccollum, roco, simons/little + 1st round pick

    roco isnt coming back anyway
     
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    morey has been saying hes not trading simmons unless they get an all-star for him

    well see, this shit is 4d chess
     
  7. Labinot41

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    Is the apostrophe wrong ? English is not my first language so i don't know
     
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    Chicago would get nothing. It would take a call and they'd be cool. Right now we're a hot mess and no one knows if 10 days will do shit for Dame. If we called Chicago and said they get to take the protections off of the pick they'd jump at it. GMs don't put the screws to each other just to be dicks very often, it gives them bad reputations. This would be us asking them to take higher potential value, so why would it take anything more than that?

    As far as this trade goes I'd offer CJ and RoCo if that hasn't already been done with whatever filler they wanted to send back: Simmons, Reed and Joe lets say. If they wanted picks on top of that I'd try to just give them the 2024 1st and then a swap or two but if they demanded it I'd throw in the 2026 1st with lotto protection. I wouldn't ask for Green or Curry or anyone else that they're getting production out of currently. They can just add the players this pushes to the bench to their depth and rotation flexibility.
     
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    They’ve been really talking this conversation up on Sirius XM today.
     
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    Justin Termine and Eddie Johnson think Dame wants out but he just not going to say it.
     
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    I think if get Simmons, you would need to surround him with shooters. I would keep Simons instead of Little. Simmons and Little kind of fit in the same mold, kind of a redundancy.
     
  12. illmatic99

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    i dunno why but i keep waiting for another shoe to drop today. nothing is going to happen until DEC 15 at the earliest and Cronin prolly needs a while to settle in.
     
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    This team has been severely lacking in wing players who can switch and defend, especially in Chauncey's scheme. Keeping Little is paramount, especially if Roco is out too.

    Shooting is easier to find than wing defense, and we'll have him on for another year on rookie scale compared to Simons.
     
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    According to https://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Blazers.htm

    The Blazers do not own a First Round pick of their own until 2027
    They have Chicago's first round pick in 2022 (top 14 protected).

    After that, they have 2nd round picks in the following years:

    2022: 0
    2023: 5
    2024: 1 (Maybe - Protected Top 55(?))
    2025: 1
    2026: 1

    So putting together a package for Simmons will be that much harder.
     
  15. illmatic99

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    this dude is such a dork

     
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    We do have the first round picks other than 2022 (protected tho). We don't have many 2nd rounders. You have it backwards.
     
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    you're misreading that website.

    the only pick that we don't have full control over is the 1st to CHI in the larry nance deal. that pick goes to CHI if we make the playoffs this year. this kinda protection is on until 2028, but coverts to a second in 2028 if we miss the playoffs every year between now and 2028.
     
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    i dont blame ya. I keep checking in waiting for your bomb drop about a trade.

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    id be willing to trade for kyrie if we cant get better fit (simmons)

    hes a nutcase, but hes much better player than cj mccollum and he doesnt want to get vaccinated and hes of no use to brooklyn, so they might agree on a deal for cj mccollum

    in that case, either move powell to the bench or trade him for a wing
     
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    This guy wonders if Lillard will expect Simmons to compensate for his own bad defense. He was once a big fan of Lillard's but really questions his effort.
    "But that doesn't exonerate Lillard, who sets the tone for this entire franchise. And for too long, that tone has been deaf to defense. Let's say this Simmons deal does eventually happen and the Blazers suddenly become a contender on paper. Would Lillard then start to pull his weight, or would he just expect Simmons to do his dirty work for him? You can't hide forever in the NBA. Playoff offenses, certainly in deeper rounds, are going to spotlight the weakest link.
    He is a defensive doormat, plain and simple, and it has never seemed to bother him enough to do anything about it. He doesn't contain penetration. He doesn't stay focused for full possessions. He doesn't consistently fight over or through screens. He's often out of position, even if it's just a step or two, somewhere between over-helping and not-helping at all. He doesn't sprint back in transition. "https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...icism-but-hes-at-the-core-of-blazers-problem/
     

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