Dennis Smith Jr signed

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  1. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Well-Known Member

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    Lets see? 82 games and a I can get a deal on a box of 40 bags of Scooby Snacks. Figure 4 boxes for the season if we include practices and Playoffs.
    They might have enough cap space. I'll gladly do the leg work for any extra cap space they might have.
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    Hard to imagine for sure.
     
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    We do have to "IMAGINE" because we sure have not seen it yet. Or did we see it in the first 15 minutes of the first game?
     
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    A travesty that a young, somewhat serviceable, big like Chriss is cut but we keep Dame's emotional support pet/cuz.
     
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    Blevins is an emotional support pet, if that counts.
     
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    it was perfectly balanced: 2nd best offense + 2nd worst defense = 2nd team out of the playoffs (just guessing)

    here's something: Blazers had an historically bad defensive rating in regular season at 116.0. Against Denver in the playoffs, Portland's defensive rating was 123.4. That's 7.4 points worse than one of the worst defenses ever. What is worst multiplied by worser? And the Blazers posted that with Kanter hardly playing, which when combined with the fact that Portland made it to the WCF with Kanter as the starting C suggests that Kanter became the scapegoat for Portland's bad defense.
     
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    I’m still annoyed that every single defensive issue somehow was Kanters fault. Never mind that sieve around the perimeter.
     
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    Chriss isn't eligible for a 2 way like Blevins so I wouldn't point at Blevins as the reason for Chriss gone. I'd point at Smith, McLemore, & Snell. Trouble is it's hard to see Chriss as demonstrably better than any of those three.

    bigger trouble is the Blazers have 6 guys under 6'4, bnd only 2 over 6'8, and both of those guys have combined for about 150 missed games over the last 2 seasons....yikes!
     
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    I don't know if he's the scapegoat, but to me the bigger issue was the teams defensive scheme. Dame and CJ *can* play better defense, and the team can chose a better system to defend shooters, etc.

    They can also trade away one of those sieves on defense and not have 3 starters 6'3" and under.

    This signing (im not opposed to it) doesn't make sense UNLESS the team knows they're trading for a big (or at least a taller player). I don't know how they can purposely go into the season with only 2 players in the rotation over 6'11".

    And only 3 total over 6'8" period. And over a third of the team is under 6'4".

    It's either designed to fail, or designed to anticipate a trade that makes the roster even out.
     
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    Where does Dame's D rank amongst other starting PG's?
     
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    Kanter definitely had his issues but people are gonna be wishing we had him back this season. They will turn on Zeller soon enough.
     
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    No, I wasn't saying Blevins is the reason for Chriss being cut. I just think it's absurd that an absolutely undeserving player like Blevins takes a roster spot that should've gone to a more deserving player.
     
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    to be accurate, while Brown is listed as 6'9, he was measured as 6'7.25 just 3 months ago. So, saying he's 6'9 is a major stretch; besides that, he won't be in the rotation, even if one of the C's goes down....which seems pretty likely

    as for what Olshey is doing in roster building, I have no idea what his intentions are but what he sees as a good roster and what I see have been a long ways apart for the last 9 years. He's the one making millions to fulfill his vision though
     
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    He is 2 way player but there prospects out there then Blevins. When you select a 2 way player you hoping they might turn out good enough to earn a roster spot the next year.
     
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    That's assuming Mrs Lillard has been with other NBA PGs.
     
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    I think the point is that Blevins isn't taking one or our 15 roster spots... he's taking one of our two two-way spots. Oh and we didn't even use the 15th and final roster spot... we could have kept Smith and Chriss while continuing with the ridiculousness of having Blevins under any sort of NBA contract.
     
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    Ridiculous is how good Damian Lillard can be. A player we want to keep at all costs. KB's a small one.
     
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    Understood. Doesn't his salary count against the cap, though?
     
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    This is a super disrespectful, super underrated comment. Lmfao!
     
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