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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Scalma, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I just don't get Oubre going to a rebuilding team. Other than cash of course. But he's already earned some decent cheddar. How bout come to a potential, with his services, contender, and rebuild your resume with a contribution to helping a team achieve something. Hornets make no sense to me.
     
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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Paul Millsap come on down!
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Sucks
     
  5. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    I’d rather have Winslow than Millsap
     
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    Millsap will probably turn down more money from us to sign a min with Atlanta.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    He does have a great relationship with them.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    He's really never done anything. Is it you're hoping the potential people once thought he had, comes out.
     
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    calvin natt Confeve

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    Curious how people will turn Oubre getting $12m a year from Charlotte as an Olshey problem.
     
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    if what you're pointing at is Olshey's timid nature when it comes to taking a big risk, that's valid. And if you're talking about Olshey's passion for 6'3 players and contrasting that with the Bucks' length, that's also valid

    however, I think there are also some pretty significant differences in the two team's situation.

    to start with, the Bucks were close already. They had the MVP, and they had a 2nd star that meshes extremely well with Giannis. And Middleton is a much better #2 option than CJ who plays both ends of the floor. So, the Bucks were looking at a #3 option that had all-star level talent. Portland is not close to contending at all

    another big difference, and I think it's a controlling difference is that Giannis is 4 and a half years younger than Dame; and Middleton is a year younger. So, Milwaukee had a reasonable expectation that they would be a contender for the duration of almost all the picks they gave up. And, the player they traded for had an established two-way game that fit very well with the other two stars

    Dame is 31. He's made noises about demanding a trade. And Portland won't be looking for a #3 option, they will be looking to trade an inadequate #2 option for a better #2 and a better fit. Which means, IMO, the Blazers would need to be really cautious about trading picks past the next 3 drafts without protections. A trade that doesn't work out, or some significant injury to Dame would mean the Blazers could be trading away a high draft pick or 2. I've said this before, but I don't think Portland should offer the godfather package of picks unless they are getting a consensus top-10 player
     
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  11. Scalma

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    I wouldnt say he hasn’t done anything. He’s proven to be a borderline elite defender. And he’s had flashes with the ball in his hands.
     
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    I want Lauri Markkanen, 7 foot stretch 4 who shot 40% from 3 sounds better than anything else I can realistically think we will do. Is there no realistic way to grab him? S&T?

    Dame/Simons
    CJ/McLemore/CJ2
    Norm/Nas/DJJ
    RoCo/Laurie/Snell
    Nurk/Zeller

    Dame
    CJ
    Norm
    RoCo
    Laurie

    That ^ would be a good small ball lineup

    Would DJJ/2nd rounder get the deal done?
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Not me. I guess Oubre is in need of the cash. They are a rebuilding team. I think if he kicked ass for us, he could parlay that into a Powell type deal.
     
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    I would love to get him. Good ball-handler and a great defender. Not as good as Simmons but a hell of a lot cheaper.
     
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    He's had the yips with his shooting last year. Brutal. But he has the ability to regain his form. It would be a good addition. But i don't see RoCo. If he's part of that deal, i like it less. Another 1 step forward, 1 back.
     
  16. Scalma

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    Justise Winslow, UFA (Grizzlies) — Another Houston native, played his trade at St. John’s High. The Athletic understands that Winslow has whittled his list down to a few teams in free agency. Winslow is still a poor shooter but he has the size and defensive versatility to be a nice piece under the right system. He was deployed as a playmaker at times last season and showed glimpses of success there.

    https://theathletic.com/2752852/2021/08/05/midlevel-maybes-is-kelly-oubre-the-answer-in-houston/
     
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    Yea exactly what we need. Another nice offensive player with extremely terrible defense
     
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    he's missed over 120 games over the last 3 seasons so I'd really want to know what injuries he had

    looking at his numbers, he looks like a poor man's Evan Turner. I haven't seen that much of him though
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    We've already got Derek. Poor shooting part is a turn off.
     

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