Game Thread Game #20 - BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - NOVEMBER 26, 2021 - FRIDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT SPORTS

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Curry is averaging 4.9 FT Attempts, Lillard 4.1 - Who Attempts More Free Throws?

  1. Damian Lillard

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  2. Stephen Curry

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  1. Buffalo Custard

    Buffalo Custard Well-Known Member

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    This was a test for Billups and his "more accountability" rhetoric. He flunked.

    Where the hell was Ant anyway? I somehow missed that explanation.
     
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    CJ's scoring more points, has a way better three point percentage, gets more assists and rebounds, and has a better PER for whatever that's worth. I think Poole is on a better team than CJ and is contributing to more wins than CJ but he's not better. Now when you factor in that Poole makes less than 10% of what CJ does... he is certainly a better value but not a better player.
     
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    I think we're still in wait and see mode. On Saturday a new CEO officially takes over the team, so I could definitely see the team waiting until then to announce any decisions that have been made in regards to Olshey's future. McGowan quitting is a logical reason for this to be drawing out.

    While the process taking longer makes me lean towards the team wanting to keep Olshey, they really might just be waiting until they know if they will say he was fired with cause or because he and the organization no longer are on the same path (aka have to pay him or not).
     
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    [QUOTE="Buffalo Custard, post: 5267604, member: 29983"
    Where the hell was Ant anyway? I somehow missed that explanation.[/QUOTE]

    Ant was sick. Upper respiratory I think
     
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    Buffalo Custard Well-Known Member

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    Ant was sick. Upper respiratory I think[/QUOTE]
    Thanks!
     
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    keep nurk involved, is that hard thing to do
     
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    Duplication of value and diminishing marginal returns. We got this!
     
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    Ok, Blazers - win this one and all is forgiven.
     
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    Nurk will pick up 2 fouls in the first 5 minutes in this one.
     
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    ...how much does he hate playing with CJ? Vs playing for Billups? 50/50 :dunno: 80/20?
     
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    he wouldnt be nurk if he wouldnt
     
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    No need to start a “When will the Blazers get their second road win” Thread.
    This is it right here!

    With any luck.
     
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    Tell him to dunk and play motivated
     
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    Unfortunately I don't think it will be nice. Looks like a blowout. I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    The warriors have one center on the roster and he is wounded. They are a fast, pass first and perimiter based offense so nurk will have to be agile and not get fouls on defense and be careful with the ball and strong in the post against them. If he can do it, he will play a lot as they have no counter to that. But, if he fails in either of these things, the blazers will go small and he will have a lot of bench time.

    If these is a game for him to prove he can be that star player that is worth a big contract, this is it.
     
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    Warriors have Kevin Looney starting at C. He's one of those mobile 'quick-hands' defenders who have given Nurk a lot of trouble in the past. Nurkic might be able to overpower Looney at times, but the Warriors aren't just going to let that happen all the time

    unless both Dame and CJ are cooking, I think that Kerr might take Billups to school tonight
     
  17. stampedehero

    stampedehero Make Your Day, a Doobies Day Staff Member Moderator

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    I saw them play recently and they are as dangerous as three to four years ago. Besides all this, we are a poor road team.
     
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    Kevon Looney is a 6'9'' PF listed at 222lbs, that's 20lbs less than Larry Nance Jr.

    I am saying again, if Nurk can establish himself in the post - they have no-one that can match with his size as a 7 footer, 290lbs guy. If he wants to be thought of as a star and be paid like one - that's exactly the kind of game he should circle on the calendar. Is he going to be doing it? I sure hope so. Do I believe he will? Honestly, not, I do not think Nurk is a star player. He is a very good defensively role player who can have a good game offensively every once in a while. But as a game you need Nurk to prove himself - this is exactly the kind of opportunity he should look for.
     
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    maybe

    around the hoop. <6', Nurkic holds opponents to 64.6% FG rate; that's 52% of the shots he defends. Looney is holding players to 59.4% shooting; 33% of the shots he defends. I'm not sure how meaningful that is though

    https://www.nba.com/stats/players/defense-dash-lt6/?sort=PLAYER_LAST_TEAM_ABBREVIATION&dir=1
     
  20. Chris Craig

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

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    Nurkic doesn't have the patience to establish himself in the paint or the mindset to slow down and use his size as an advantage.
     
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