Game Thread GAME# 32: BLAZERS @ LAKERS - FEBRUARY 26, 2021 - FRIDAY, 7:00, ESPN & NBCSNW

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Which team in the NBA do you dislike the most?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2021.
  1. Lakers

    84.1%
  2. Some other team

    15.9%
  1. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    I don’t agree with that at all. Take away LeBron and Dame and I think the supporting cast is about equal. Defense matters.
     
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    Glad we won that 6 game winning streak.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    Blazers lose their 4th straight. The Blazers Uprise Postgame Show starts now:

     
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    6 out of 10 is ok... that's the only way to spin it... this was brutal to watch!
     
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  5. AmirIcon

    AmirIcon Harbinger of Light

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    Having LeBron James does that for you.

    Still has nothing to do with what I said.

    The personnel on the floor sans LeBron and Lillard, the Blazers are far superior. And, it's not even close.
     
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  6. DUB

    DUB Da, da da, da dah!

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    We played great! For the first five minutes.
     
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    Possibly. Both would be lottery teams for sure. Just comparing marginal players at that point.
     
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    Not even close? I want some of what you're smokin
     
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    AmirIcon Harbinger of Light

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    Harrell was considered unplayable on defense. Ie, Kanter. We have Covington and Jones. It's not very close. Caruso and Horton-Tucker wouldn't make our rotation.
     
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    Why do i grow old with terry stotts? Why is he not fired. How how how. Every year dead last in assists. The guy cant coach. If i was the coach i would say “ i don’t know shit about tactics X and Os Dame save me just do whatever you can . The offense is such shit its unbelievable. The notion of our GM not seeing this is staggering. Terry Stotts you sorry sack of shit. Almost 10 years of stotts
     
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    I want to see us win all our home games
     
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    Trent > Caruso not close
    Covington, Jones > Kuzma, Morris
    Kanter = Harrell

    Finish the rest.
     
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    Butt ugly second half tonight.....I'm getting really sick of the 3 pt clank fest...it's like a ring toss at the county fair but you don't win a prize!
     
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    Kanter = Harrell?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    People were complimentary of it at the time, IMO, because they were HOPING it was the spark of genius that was going to cure our ills. I think a lot of those same people, if they were being honest with themselves, knew it was too much to give up for a role player when the Blazers weren't a role player away from competing, and, arguably, not even a role player that really fit our needs as much as he seemed to on the surface.

    Acquiring Covington, though, wasn't a bad move. Acquiring him for three assets -- one of which is going to be a mid-first-round pick in a very strong draft -- is unconsciounable.

    I'm almost at a point that, despite where we are in the standings, that I'd say have Dame come down with a phantom injury, tank the rest of this season, keep the 2021 draft pick and get serious about building a team around Dame or just throwing in the towel completely and starting from scratch.

    And I realize how extreme and unrealistic that sounds. But here's how I see it: We just got beaten -- toyed with, if we want to be honest -- by a Laker team that doesn't have AD and lost four in a row. You think we're going to be beating them, the Clippers or the Jazz in the playoffs, even with Nurk and CJ back? Is it going to be in any better position to compete next year with no real resources to acquire someone that can make us better and no first-round pick?

    I thought a few weeks ago we had a chance. I took heat here for being overly optimistic about how this team would be in the playoffs if healthy. I deserve the heat. These guys fooled me.

    There's the thing: It wasn't that we lost tonight. It was that we lost to the Wizards by playing dumb and we lost tonight by showing no guts. It was like the Lakers were playing Dame and 10 school children. Melo smiling as the Lakers are going to the foul line to go up 13? Give me a break. Yeah Melo, Olshey's going to protect your legacy ... what legacy is that exactly? Oh yeah, the one about being a guy who never understood this was a team game and whose teams perpetually underachieved. Some legacy.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    why is this allowed

     
  17. kjironman1

    kjironman1 No Lies here!

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    Exactly.
     
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    Trent couldn't tie Caruso's shoes tonight....he got one rebound at the end of the game...shot 16% from deep in the first half...I quit checking in the second half...had turnovers...Trent dug us our first hole in the game bricking about 5 jumpers in a row
     
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    Your talent evaluation is way off from mine so I'm not gonna get into it with you
     
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    kjironman1 No Lies here!

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    This is what i watched also.
     
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