Game Thread GAME# 1: KINGS @ BLAZERS - OCTOBER 20, 2021 - WEDNESDAY, 7:00 PM, ROOT SPORTS

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Excluding Lillard & McCollum, who are the 3 best draft picks made by Olshey as the Blazers' GM?

This poll will close on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:20 PM.
  1. Allen Crabbe

    7.5%
  2. Anfernee Simons

    49.3%
  3. Caleb Swanigan

    1.5%
  4. CJ Elleby

    1.5%
  5. Gary Trent Jr.

    91.0%
  6. Jake Layman

    4.5%
  7. Meyers Leonard

    1.5%
  8. Pat Connaughton

    44.8%
  9. Will Barton

    71.6%
  10. Zach Collins

    7.5%
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  1. AldoTrapani

    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    Man this schedule is hard to start off..

    Don’t be shocked Blazers will start the season 0-6 before finally beating Cleveland on the road. No wonder Dame is bracing for the worse with his comments the other day
     
  2. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Just so I know. Are we not placing any of the blame for Barnes’ career night on the new coach? Because Stotts would have been getting killed over it. Just want to know how this works.
     
  3. TBpup

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    Loved the bench energy. Looks like Ant has been freed and Nas is a disruptor... if he can stay healthy. Cody was solid and Nance woul be better.

    What's with the zombie, way too empty arena? That was a bit depressing.

    Giving up 76 points between the 2nd and 3rd quarters... yuck. Another car high given up by this starting 5. #defensematters

    Good Nurk is a presence. Flip Nurk is infuriating.

    Dame was not good tonight. Shot selection, effort, recognizing teammates are way hotter than he is.

    RoCo BETTER be amazing as a help defender because on ball, that was brutal.
     
  4. OneSport3

    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    If it continues to happen without change, then yes the blame can be put on the new coach. But since it’s only this new coach’s first game, it’s to be determined.

    Now you know.
     
  5. South East

    South East Writing Team

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    Anyone else notice that Dame exited stage left directly after missing the shot. In previous years Dame got everyone together at center court. Also I felt there was tension between CJ and Nurk. Reading body language after plays and the way they looked at each other. Might be reading too much into it. The basketball will come around, but if the team ain’t together that’s a whole other problem.
     
  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    the center court thing only happens on wins. i noticed nothing out of the ordinary
     
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    I was wrong, looks like Zeller is far better than Kanter
     
  8. royo

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    If Dame will play like this, he will be fresh for playoffs.
     
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    Billups defense getting shredded in game 1 is much, much different than Stotts getting shredded in game 820. That’s how that works for me, maybe not for others?

    Comparing year 1 game 1 is much different than comparing year 10 game 820.

    Kinda like how I’ll accept rookie mistakes but I can’t accept rookie mistakes from a 10 year vet, such as blowing your last timeout on a dumb challenge instead of advancing the ball for a GW shot.
     
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    Playoffs? Playoffs? Are you kidding me? We talking about Playoffs?
     
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    Don't be silly. This week, Doc Rivers and Morey are the designated dead horses. Please proceed with your beating in a dignified, restrained, and quiet manner.

    By the time Billups does something to actually earn chastisement, there will nothing for the rest of us but hooves and a few scattered teeth.
     
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    That was still a good challenge because they reversed the continuation and it saved us two points.

    Edit: I thought it was dumb we lost a timeout because I figured Billups was challenging the continuation of the call not the call itself.
     
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    Zeller has played more than 10 minutes in his career.

    Which team? Kings or Blazers?

    Once they get Ben Simmons, yes. This game went perfect. CJ showcased his game for Morey and Dame told Morey "I'm not THAT good. Take CJ."
     
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    Kings.
     
  15. stampedehero

    stampedehero Make Your Day, a Doobies Day Staff Member Moderator

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    No. You lost $200 because you were stupid with your money and didn't watch this team for the last 2-3 weeks.
    I figure you are actually a Philly fan that is trying to start some kind of movement but sorry that really work around here. You don't understand Blazer fans at all.
    We actually understand the game.
     
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  17. mook

    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    We out-rebounded them by 6, only had 12 turnovers, and our bench looked really, really good.

    It's so refreshing to have bench players come in and actually improve our defense.

    And they knocked down 11 of 17 shots for 25 points. For people worrying about us losing out on the offensive production of Kanter and Melo, well, it certainly didn't show tonight. (Meanwhile, Kanter got a DNP in his Boston debut loss, and Melo put up 9 points on 33% shooting in his Laker debut loss.)

    This one was on Dame. It's really hard for us to win when he goes 0-9 on threes. The good news is that I looked through the regular season game logs of his entire career, and it was literally the second worst three point shooting performance he's ever had. (Three years ago he went 0-10 against our old friend Jrue Holiday and the Pelicans. We lost that one too.) I don't know who this Davion Mitchell is, but he definitely made his mark as a defender in his rookie debut. Hats off to him. Tonight was completely out of character for Dame.
     
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    C'mon man.
    First off. Barnes was making freaking everything.
    Next you got to look at the whole picture. Same to be said for those blaming RoCo.
    Work in progress.
    Lets look to some positives on this and move on because there were plenty of positives to look to.

    To answer your question though. Yes i do believe some of the blame goes on Billups.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    D'oh.
     
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    first rule in gambling.
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