Does Dame fit any more?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Feb 17, 2022.

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Trade Dame because he doesn't fit with the new ChaunceyBall style?

  1. NEVER!

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  2. Maybe for a huge return, provided he's okay with it

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  3. It's Ant's team now - time to put all traces of Olshey/Stotts in the rear view mirror

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  1. Predator

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    Players change their game all the time due to age/injury.
     
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    yeah but what was this board be without ridiculously dumb threads?
     
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    im pretty sure chauncey wanted to play like this from the pre-season going forward

    but with dame, cj mccollum & powell it was impossible
     
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    And RoCo.

    I love that our PFs now have the ability to push the pace after each rebound. Actually, when Watford and Winslow are in the game together we often have 5 guys on the floor that can do it. That is huge.
     
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    Unfortunately nothing in there seemed to throw any light on this discussion. Interviewer never asks if he thinks he can change his style of play or even about his relationship with Billups.
     
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    From what we have heard, Lillard is buying in 100% with Billups. And I think Billups is a great coach. So I think it's possible Lillard can change. At this point I am agreeing with somebody above and think it would be good if Lillard could come back this season and that we could get into the playoffs and see how it works. If we don't see enough evidence that it does, then can trade in the off-season.
     
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    This is embarrassing. Our team wins a few games against mediocre competition and decent teams without their stars or on a back to back just before the allstar break, and people want to trade Dame? Last week we had our pitch forks out for giving away our best players on lopsided trades. Get it together people!

    Dame is still out best chance at taking it the next level. Dame is still our best chance of attracting premier talent.
     
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    Well said!
     
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    If his teammates like Hart, Winslow, and Watford are all pushing the ball up the court after a rebound, Dame has no choice but to run too. I am pretty sure he is smart enough to see how many open shots he will get with better ball movement and in transition. He is watching the success just like the rest of us.
     
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    check out his response to the question about Stafford. 10:30 mark or so.

    Dame ain't leaving.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Scouting will catch up to Ant and the new guys soon.
     
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    Call me old fashioned - but I think that Dame having to carry less of the load and running hard for a shorter number of minutes per game because he does not need to carry the team is going to be fine.

    Frankly, this year, if the Blazers make it to the playoffs - I would be very excited to see playoffs Dame that is not broken from carrying the team for 82 games during the regular season. 24 minutes of Dame running the point + 10 minutes of him playing off the ball while also having 24 minutes of Ant running the point + 10 minutes of him playing off the ball is just fine and dandy
     
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    I think the exciting part of the recent events are that Dame can play off ball a lot more.
     
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    They're going to try it. Just hope that if it doesn't work they will be quicker to pull the trigger than they did on Dame/CJ.

    Offensively though, Dame/Ant is going to be an absolute nightmare. Two alpha creators that can play on/off ball. Who else in the league has that? Durant/Kyrie maybe?
     
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    It’s been nearly two months now, the scouting report is out. I’ve seen every possible coverage thrown at him and none of them have really slowed him down. He’s here to stay. If anything he will just get better.
     
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    I guess Rasta believes that the more Trade-Dame-Now threads he makes, the better the chances it will happen. The power of negative thinking

    as to the 2nd option to the poll, if the Blazers do decide to trade Dame, I think just about everybody is going to be surprised at the level of return...it's not going to be as good as many are assuming imo
     
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    I'm not sure if I remember this good, but wasn't this the case on the begining of the season? Wasn't it something that forum pointed as possible reason of his struggle?

    I like to watch this new team, but I don't believe (yet) they are that good. Let's see another ten games.
    And it is not Ant's team. It was Dame's team and it finished badly. CJ and Stotts were here too long and maybe they wouldn't if it wasn't Lillard's team.
    I would rather see it as a actual Team with a coach than someone's team.
    Ergo: Forum overreacting.
     
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    Good point. Best to keep it Chauncey's team.
     
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    haha, too me it's more people get to high and too low around here quickly. Ant's is tearing things up right now, and we can all see the potential oozing out of him. But after 20 games, where his usages's are way up, is still only a small sample size. I love what I am seeing but I try not to get too high too quickly.

    What happens when teams actually game plan for him, when he gets doubled and tripled teamed like teams do to Dame? How will he do under pressure and in big moment games? Will he hit a wall at some point since this is his most minutes played so far in any year.

    Then people are so quick to say lets trade Dame now and etc. Dame can adjust man, I have no doubt. The Dame, Mattews, Batum, LA and Lopez teams tells me he def can. And Ant is completely different to CJ, both offensively and defensively so far. Billups also is already pushing him on the defensive end, sometimes Stotts didn't care about lol. When it was him and CJ as the main offense, they needed to score and put up tons of shots for us to even have a chance. We played too much iso ball under Stotts that he had no choice. Dame playing off the ball at times is a great thing too. Not to add other factors like Dame still wants to be here through all the shit the last couple years, lets see what him and Ant can do, with Hart backing up both and a full year under Billups.
     

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