Game Thread Game #17 - BLAZERS VS 76ERS - NOVEMBER 20, 2021 - SATURDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT SPORTS

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Who would you trade?

  1. CJ McCollum

    28 vote(s)
    65.1%
  2. Robert Covington

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. Jusuf Nurkic

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  4. It's too early

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. bobf

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    Dame scored 39 points on 27 possessions. Had he performed like his season-to-date self, he would have scored only 27 points on those same 27 possessions. Blazers score 12 less points and lose easily. Kind of shows the magnitude of Dame’s impact.
     
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    I think it’s all of the above…..with the exception of “it’s too early”
     
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    solid win nonetheless though
     
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    don't feed the trolls bro…
     
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    And he explained where they are with learning as well. To be honest, he put me back on my comfort chair again. I believe we going for it.
     
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    Norm with his usual solid/efficient game, 11 shots and 17 pts, so nice to see Dame back, Nas another good game, I hope Ant can get back to his earlier form, Nance being Nance. Frankly with both their injury histories U think both Nurk and Nance playing 20-25 MPG is ideal, Nance I think easily accepts that role, I hope Nurk does too
     
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    Seeing this team develop and how Billups likes to play, I see two guys who could be traded. Love Roco and Nurk but really starting to think they could be traded for more versatile big men
     
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    Nurk buying in. Cj being held accountable, Nas and Ant continuing to blossom( especially Nas)
    Coach maintaining course and emphasizing defense first aNd we could make serious waves down the stretch( esp with a cj trade for an impact player with a better fit).
    Im loving the direction overall.
     
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    Nurk has been good aNd if he can buy in to him and Nance splitting most of the minutes i think it is more a cj/ roco. Roco is just too immobile and ch is just not good enough defensively to optimize Billups plans.
    i think Nurk might be okay and will def be needed against guys like howard, jokic, embeed etc.

    My biggest concern about Nurk is what does he value more. Fame? Or winning?
     
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    I’ve been big Nurk fan problem is he doesn’t seem to like this splitting time thought I heard he threw his mouth piece out after being taken out last night
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    ...if we hadn't lost to the Kings in the opener.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Clearly if they have the 1 win on the road. 40-1 + the 1 road win equals 41 wins!

    Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
     
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    We need a Nurk-whisperer, a Bosnian Jack Haley.
     
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    I’m not sure I want CJ gone unless we get a shooter in return. Right now if Dame struggles CJ is more than capable of getting his shot anytime he wants.
     
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    Most coaches go small towards the end of games. If they are behind they need more 3 pt shooters on the floor. If they are ahead they need more players who can get out on the 3 pt shooters. Centers (unless they are elite) usually can't do either. At some point, I would hope Nurk would understand that. Specifically for Portland, Nance gives the Blazers an extra ball handler to go along with Dame, CJ, NP, and RoCo.

    But I also liked seeing Nance and Nurk playing together for a short time. They need to build chemistry together because that combo could be an advantage against a lot of teams...which is why I think Nance needs to start.
     
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    Almost 20 games in team and Billups seem to be finding their groove. Some nice wins against quality teams and Dame coming out of his slump. Seeing visions of what this team could be “if” everyone accepts their role.
     
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    Dame had pretty much a perfect game and we still struggled to squeak this out. Because foundationally we are flawed with CJ.

    I'd give CJ and picks for an upgrade at the 4 like Siakam or Simmons. Imagine one of them and Nas as our starting forwards. Wow.
     
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    He also explained how much mental energy it takes to learn new offensive and defensive systems but that it's getting easier bit by bit.
     
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    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    I wonder if we could pry away Siakam if we offered Nas, CJ and Ant. I really love Little, but it'd be a win-now kind of move in much the same way Gary Trent for Norm was.

    Lillard, Norm, Roco, Siakam and Nurk, with Nance, Zeller and Snell on the bench. Hmm.
     

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