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

  1. Ripcity4life77

    Ripcity4life77 Well-Known Member

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    Going into Day 3 -- trades can still happen yet you guys whine like it's cool now going to be honest ....

    The signings up until this point have been solid signing BUT in terms of talent I do not think were any worse BUT in terms on known talent like we know what we have / getting etc were making the jump that Billups will be able to be a player whisperer and get more out of players and/or consistency for AnT , Snell and McLemore and others.

    Now where I will agree is if we do pretty much nothing more and No Trade(s) then I am willing to concede -- NeO is a complete tool and makes it more probable then NOT that Dame will ask out of Pdx and that would be a TOTAL Disaster but we have to give NeO the time to do his thing cause 3 days and 3 signings does not warrant this much whining and bitching I am reading on this forum. I feel like i am one of the few fans that understand everything while still trying to keep a level head while the rest of you are like chicken little and the fucking SKY is falling when it's not ATLEAST not at this time.

    CHILL OUT ALL but I am done with this forum until we get some REAL news but everyone have a good day etc and GO BLAZERS ------

    PS --- I am considering returning with a website to balance out Edge and that BS cause this season for better or worse is going to be entertaining in terms of stuff to discuss
     
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  2. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    I wouldn't at all rule the team eventually moving to a bigger market and possibly Seattle if they are sold or not.
     
  3. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I get that.

    These Dame rumors are just so fucking tiring. And all they have been so far are rumors. It doesn't help to see Philadelphia being a snake in the fucking grass about it. Hiring Dames personal trainer and all the talk about them holding off on moving Simmons in the hoped we fail.

    Things are looking good. I know Dame most likely isn't leaving. Neil has told him his plan before he went to Tokyo. Who he was going after. We don't know if Neil missed out on dome of those targets or if he got who he was aiming for so far. It's not a great picture.

    I know the Blazers had little to no space and weren't really going to sign big names. That's the usual in Portland anyway, the inability to sign actual players of substance. We have had to become accustomed being a bottom feeder. It doesn't mean seeing all the good players go elsewhere doesn't leave a bad taste or an uncomfortable feeling.

    I know Neil is waiting for a player to fall through the cracks to snag for the TMLE. I know he is likely weighing a CJ trade, but will he pull the trigger. It's more like Neil that we will end up moving DJJ and picks for someone.

    Neil is playing it safe, keeping his cards close because he knows no good players will come in free agency, and trading for good players is hard enough. Trying to keep what he has. Problem is, it's not good enough, and the outcome is inevitable.

    He is probably relying on Billups coaching being the difference.
     
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  4. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I would think Portland Big Money would step up and buy the team before that would happen. Too much Gloom & Doom. R.E.L.A.X.
     
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  5. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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  6. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Im perfectly content and think we have lots of time to re-shape the team. Im just not convinced Seattle has our back.
     
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  7. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    Bill Simmons namedropped Cody Zeller on his podcast today.

    "Cody Zeller got $5 million!"

    I'm so confused. Is Zeller at the min or at $5 million? It certainly seems to make more sense if he was signed with the TPMLE, but nobody seems to have a definitive report.
     
  8. Idog1976

    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    everything I’ve heard that’s credible said vet mins for our signings. If any of them were eating into our TPMLE then god help us.
     
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  9. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, it's definitely uncomfortable to have a Seattle based company making decisions about the Blazers when Seattle is trying hard to get an NBA team back there ASAP.
     
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  10. B-Roy

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    Still haven't seen anyone reputable report the number. Spotrac just takes what they see from tweets, and the only definitive tweet was from Aaron Fentress saying it was a vet min.

    But I don't trust Fentress.
     
  11. Idog1976

    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    Some Seattle guy like Bezos should just buy OKC already they are ripe for it and far more ready to rebuild than...well any team on earth actually.
     
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    Idog1976 Best not bring it weak.

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    well I don’t trust BS.
     
  13. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Or his own expansion team for Seattle. He could do it easily. Not sure he cares much about basketball though. He's too busy riding dicks into space in his cowboy gear, like it's a mechanical bull at a country bar.
     
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    Did that dick go SuperSonic? Just that little wordplay alone might be enough for him to throw down a measly few billion dollars.
     
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    Would you guys swap Beal for McCollum?
     
  17. B-Roy

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    By the way, I have no idea who this guy is, and I'm not inclined to believe it. But the will he/won't he shit with Beal (and Dame) has been a roller coaster ride this off-season.
     
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  18. craigehlo

    craigehlo Elite Wing

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    Wiz wouldn't.

    That dude doesn't have a verified account and not many followers.
     
  19. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Maybe he can build a basketball arena on the moon base he is going to make for preseason games
     
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  20. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Wow. After all the "Beal is now committed to staying in WAS", it's all about-faced? Crazy.

    I'm guessing GSW goes all in for him.
     

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