Game Thread Game #24 - BLAZERS VS CELTICS - DECEMBER 4, 2021 - SATURDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT SPORTS

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Chris Craig, Dec 2, 2021.

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What do you prefer?

  1. A boring easy win

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  2. A close win

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Doesn't matter as long as it's a win

    27 vote(s)
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  1. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    I think the team and Billups can get through this. I don't think they have given up. Lillard really needs to step in and lead.
     
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    Tince Well-Known Member

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    Billups in the press conference was asking if you can coach pride and he said "no..."
     
  3. Buffalo Custard

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    It may soon get real lonely on that island.
     
  4. Tince

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    I think we'll make a run, make the playoffs, lose in the 1st round. Rinse and repeat.
     
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    I think we'll make moves at or before the trade deadline. This roster is so wrong that it has to be corrected just so the team can see if Billups has coaching abilities. So if we stand pat then you're right. That being said I have no expectations right now because I don't know what we could do if a good GM shopped our players and built a cohesive roster.
     
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    I agree. What he can do is nail a few butts to the bench. I would rather watch a motivated scrub then...whatever the hell RoCo has become!
     
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    I know there have been plenty of CJ fans, at different times, saying that kind of loopy shit for years. It has never withstood any scrutiny

    I have actually had people tell me that CJ was better than Devin Booker, Zach Lavine, Khris Middleton, and Jalen Brown

    CJ would be a good 6th man if he shot 5-7 fewer times a game, had an assisted FG rate around 60%, and was paid 15-18M a year. Instead, he is 7th in the league in FGA's while ranking 270th in TS%. That's fucking ridiculous
     
  8. B-Roy

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    good on you Chauncey. Now do something about it
     
  9. OneSport3

    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    Wow, Chauncey just called out the starters. He said, “I’ve never seen a team that needs it’s bench inspire our starters. That shit is crazy to me. It’s supposed to be the way around.”
     
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    Says the right things but he is no action so far. Bench the ones that don't buy in. Its simple as that. Its not that we need them to keep our winning ways lol

     
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    All these guys played with “pride” before Billups.
     
  12. OneSport3

    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    Did they? They had the same shitty defense last year.
     
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    Hey Man I saw him score by putting the ball on the floor and ATTACKING, once
     
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    I don't think him saying that is helpful. I'm not very tactful myself but his previous statements about effort do not need to be made in public.
     
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    there is that
     
  16. wizenheimer

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    the team sure look rudderless without Dame. It's kind of ironic that in the worst season Dame has had it's never been more apparent how valuable he is to the Blazers
     
  17. Scalma

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    CJ is a cancer to team basketball. How are we in year 9 or whatever and he’s still allowed to pound the rock every possession? He needs to be used off the ball on set shots and pull ups. Been begging for it for years but it doesn’t look like it’s ever gonna happen. Just trade him.

    Roco is having an embarrassing season, that dude hasn’t hustled once all year
     
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    Here's CJ guarding his man on the perimeter:

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    Here's CJ guarding his man as he drives to the basket:

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    Here's CJ helping out in the post:

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    Here's CJ rotating on defense:

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    Here's CJ getting back in transition:

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  19. MickZagger

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    Sometimes I wonder to myself if Jody even knows basketball at all. Like is she one of those women you gotta explain everything about basketball to? That was a fast break. When they shoot behind the arc that’s a 3. Second chance points are offensive rebounds that we convert into points….

    We don’t know anything about her. Has she been interviewed in the 2 plus years she’s had the team?
     
  20. andalusian

    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    How did that go? Asking for a friend.
     
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