Free Agent Derrick Jones to Portland

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  1. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you just described "improve on" rather than "replicate"...
     
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    I'm interested in seeing what JaMychal Green gets; he seems more like a two-way player.
     
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    I was just responding to an exchange that started with a snarky comment about Olshey's saleman-ship skills
     
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    Whenever a player does something that many fans in here don’t like- like they don’t pass or rebound or whatever- and someone else says well blame that player don’t blame Stotts. They say then Stotts isn’t a good coach because players won’t do what he wants. But now apparently with Evan Turner, Stotts was able to force him to take 3’s. In other words...pick a lane.
     
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    I'm real happy....also that without much preseason this year and no summer league....we brought back guys who know the drill in Portland...plug and play..
     
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    I think you're selling the kid a bit short thinking he has no offensive contribution...passing, setting screens or finishing above the rim...he just isn't a sharp shooter...and he's so young
     
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    Every team wants that. Every team wants their guys to be good on offense, good on defense, good teammates, good rebounders, good passers. But in the real world that doesn’t exist. There aren’t 400 Lebrons out there. So when Olshey brings in a guy who doesn’t shoot well, this place melts down. It’s absurd.
     
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    the sharp shooters like Redick and Jamal Crawford are weak defenders pretty much...a good defender who can dunk a ball and finish a layup is not a negative thing...it's the defense that gets the ball to your sharp shooters and keeps their legs fresh on offense.
     
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    Another pre-signing opinion from John Hollinger at The Athletic, who has him rated as the fifth-most valuable power forward free agent:

    Tier 2: More than MLE, less than Max
    Derrick Jones Jr. — $13,963,098

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    It will be interesting to see how teams value that in free agency, especially since Jones’s role evaporated as the playoffs went on. My guess is that Jones tops out at the full mid-level exception rather than the number I listed above.

    Jones is unusually young for an unrestricted free agent at just 23 years old, and while his career 28.2 percent mark from 3 isn’t encouraging, he provides many other pluses. He’s a super finisher offensively who shot 67.7 percent on 2s last year, most of them dunks, and at the other end he’s one of the best zone defenders in the league.​
     
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    I want initially down on the signing, but I've come around.

    Trying to do the same with our draft pick....
     
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    This is a perfect pickup for this team! Truly an impressive off-season for having so little to work with. Bring on 2021! Sorry to see so many of you are miserable. Should be a fun season to watch.
     
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    Bemac! I haven't seen you in ages! How the hell are you?
     
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    All the analysis I’ve seen from random talking heads likes this deal, but they are just talking heads.
     
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    I do not think you are missing anything. People are acting like we gave him a bloated contract like Harkless, Leonard, or Turner.
     
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    I wasn't melting down

    I'm just having a hard time seeing how he fits. I'll admit I haven't seen that much of him. Maybe he'll be a steal

    as far as criticisms about bringing in players who don't shoot well or are one-dimensional....LOL...seriously? Evan Turner? Bazemore? Hezonja? Tolliver? Baldwin? Stauskas? It's not like the critics don't have reason or memory.
     
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    See this where everyone trips out.. every year is Blazer fans think free agents are just drooling over us.
     
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    True, but talking heads tend to error on the side of haters.
     
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    Nobody ever could... Not for the same money.
     
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    Mine is Gerald Wallace. :)
     
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    Agree with Wizenheimer that fit might be a problem. He excels in zone defense; we really don't play zone. He excels in fast break situations; we don't really fastbreak.
     
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