Down the stretch - what do you want?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Mar 15, 2023.

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What do you want to happen?

  1. Chauncey fired

    39.3%
  2. Dame sits

    32.8%
  3. We go on a tear and make the playoffs

    9.8%
  4. We go on a tear but miss the playoffs

    1.6%
  5. We lose as many games as possible

    68.9%
  6. Nurk and/or Grant sits

    13.1%
  7. We play Sharpe, Reddish, Walker (pick your fave young prospect) as many minutes as they can stand

    54.1%
  8. We really focus on defense, win or lose

    19.7%
  9. Who gives a shit? I won't be watching - I've got my mental health to think of

    4.9%
  10. We sign someone promising from the G-league for a trial

    6.6%
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  1. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I honestly think that the Warriors would be and have been a better team with Lillard in place of Steph. I’m not saying that Dame is better than Steph even though I think so. The fact is Steph constantly has a better supporting staff around him and still struggles.
     
  2. robe

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    #freeSharpe
     
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    The Lakers freaking suck !! They got completely schooled by that bad Rockets team tonight. Now we'll have to hear all about "Blazers still have a chance to make the playoffs!"

    The Blazers have a long home stand, and will probably knock a few outta the park. Heck, what if Portland makes the playoffs, and in doing so loses the opportunity to draft a great rookie? Doesn't Chicago own our pick if we make the playoffs ??

    As a long time Blazer fan, I'm confused but excited as Portland is approaching crossroads.
     
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  4. AngryFan

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    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”
     
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    Play to win.
     
  6. Predator

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    The best path to winning is through losing.

    5,7,8.

    I might be open to switching “8” for “1”.

    Although I have no faith in Cronin making a solid hire.

    I really don’t see this team as a contender for a long, long time though.
     
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    just want this year to be done.
     
  8. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    https://www.blazersedge.com/2023/3/...hut-down-damian-lillard-soon-says-nba-insider

     
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  9. C_note

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    Where is the Sell The Team option?
     
  10. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Right next to the MOVE THE TEAM option.
     
  11. riverman

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    does not making the playoffs hit you in the wallet bro or do you have a plan B elsewhere in the league if that happens?
     
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    These other teams losing giving us slight hope is annoying. I'm ready gor 30+ minutes of Sharpe
     
  13. MickZagger

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    ewwww
     
  14. MickZagger

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    Selling the team is the same as moving the team? Weird
     
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    people might make it seem like the concept is crazy. But it’s true. Scraping unto the playoffs and minimizing the asset compilation is more detrimental than being mediocre and hardly keeping your head above water (aka the play-in)

    The NBA had tried to take measures to change this. But it really is a win or suck ass league. The NFL not so much. It’s so year to year
     
  16. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Well I know it won’t move if we DON’T change owners. Ask Seattle how that change over went went for them.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Yessir. Lose out on a couple weeks of pay. Will start doing Timbers soon, but that’s a couple games a month…. Not too good.
    Ironically I just got called by the Clippers this morning. Going to work for them through the first round like I did a couple years ago. Good people. Just gotta try to fill up my May, June and July now until Seahawks preseason starts up in August.
     
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    Seattle the city kinda screwed themselves
     
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    Pretty crazy how that all worked out? They had just drafted Durant. The summer between Seattle and OKC they draft Westbrook. The next year they draft Harden.
    After drafting Harden they win 50 games. The following season they win 55 games.
    Seattle would have been absolutely rocking the Sonics.
    I wonder if Harden would have or even could have stayed if not in Oklahoma?
     
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    I would like to see them cut back Lillard and Grant's minutes way back or sit them if possible. I would like to see them focus on Nurk's conditioning only. Find him a personal trainer who will stay with him through the summer also. Would like to see Reddish and Knox get enough playing time so we know what they are. Also, they are young, they should be working out with develpmental coaches every off day. Same for Sharpe, except more minutes and for different reasons.
    Would like coaches to work on fundamentals, even with the players who aren't playing much. Would like to see team practices to work on an offense. Not sure about defense because I am hoping for a new defensive coordinator and no sense getting them mixed up. That's something the coaches and GM can do in the rest of the season; try to find and target a really good defensive coordinator.
    I forgot about Simons. I guess let him run the team and hopefully show some other team what he can do.
     
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