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

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. A close win

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

    27 vote(s)
    84.4%
  1. calvin natt

    calvin natt Confeve

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    I’m coaching a4th grade boys tournament this weekend and I’m not even that nice
     
  2. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    With 4th graders it might be helpful to call them out in front of their parents for lack of pride and effort, but I don't think it is productive with grown men.
     
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    So treat the grown men with kid gloves, and the kids like men.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Lol I did not expect it to go this way.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    How about treating kids and grown men with respect? It's extremely rare that a team "doesn't care" and "has no heart," but that's generally the go-to for any fanbase of a losing team--because it doesn't feel good to blast people for not being good enough, it feels much better to blast people for moral failings.
     
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    I agree, but isn’t that pretty much what Chauncey has been saying about his starters lately?
     
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    Given some of the effort (or lag thereof) and production by RoCo who seems to be completely checked out, and CJ who mostly seems interested in making sure he gets the most shots up of anyone on the floor no matter how poorly he is shooting or how hot a teammate may be.......Chauncey seems correct to say what he is saying.
     
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    Here’s a hot take, Nas getting injured robbed us of our second best player. Or at least most consistent.
     
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    First basket since he was 12 yo and Dame gave him a pity "H".
     
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    Some of the Blazers are currently playing like kids who were forced to try out for the team by an overbearing dad and are deliberately trying to get cut.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Maybe they're just playing badly, as opposed to playing maliciously or with no interest? It's not like CJ has ever moderated his shots by how well he's shooting--he typifies the shooter's mentality (which is laudable in Steph Curry, not so much in less accomplished players) of having a short memory and never lacking confidence that the next one is going in. That's generally the mentality you want in your starting shooting guard, CJ just happens not to be good enough.
     
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    Certainly provides the most energy and is one of the 2 best perimeter defenders (along with Norm). Best finisher on the break, and very good rebounder for minutes played.
     
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    OK, OK, maybe I was thinking of highschoolers! Billups methods probably not effective at any age. And I like Billups and his changes. I just think he needs some help here from coach Brooks, coach Rogers and Lillard.
     
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    And I'm not advocating "kid gloves". Is anything tougher than telling a guy privately if he doesn't play with more intensity within the next three games he will lose minutes or his place in the rotation?
     
  15. Chris Craig

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    So CJ is hurt now too
     
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    This is becoming a chicken v egg situation. It would be simple to say the injuries are causing the deterioration. Then again, when the team is having a rough streak it is easier for players to convince themselves to milk injuries.

    And yes, I do have a very cynical view of human nature.
     
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    You should get here the tables are calling.
     
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    If you like table games go downtown!

    The odds are MUCH better!

    The D
    Plaza

    Or go really old school and play at El Cortez!
     
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    That pissed me off so much in this game. Nurk should have received the ball in the low post on every single possession Enes was guarding him. WTF
     
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    Did you just type that NASSIR LITTLE is our 2nd best player?
    HOLY SHIT!
    If you honestly believe this, I want to change my win prediction from 41 wins to 21!
     
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