Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Feb 5, 2019.
Shit’s about to get real with our upcoming schedule.
It’s much more dynamic offensively and I think Jake will get better defensively he just needs time. This is his first year really with any sort of role and you can see how antsy he is on defense. At the same time you also see flashes of a pretty good defender.
or a rod made of titanium fashioned into an indestructible bionic pair of knees
Offense was good tonight pickup 26 assist tonight and the bench 38 points. Hood look good on both ends. I like Stotts kept with Hood and Jake with the starters. Negative we couldn't guard the 3 point line sometimes we wasn't even 10 feet of them. Hood did good job on Gay when gay came back in. Well I always say every win is a good win.
Nice win. Always nice to beat the Spurs. Even better since they got Aldridge.
I know he weighs a lot less then someone like Mirotic, but I kept going back and fourth on giving too much up for a stretch 4 when we need to find minutes for Jake. Plus Jake can cover the perimeter better than Mirotic. (Mirotic probably stronger down low)
Updated career standings after tonight's game -
Dame moves into 13th place passing Mychal Thompson. He's only 21 behind, yep, LaMarcus Aldridge. Dame is averaging 1.1 steals per game this year. 28 games remaining. Dame will most likely pass Aldridge by the end of this season.
Yeah and what I like about Jake at the four is offensively he presents big time matchup problems. Wings have trouble keeping up with him, forget any traditional/bigger sized four. He could probably average six or seven easy buckets on off ball action if his teammates just did a better job of finding him. He’s constantly open yet the only guys that consistently look for him are Nurk and Turner.
I like this win, the Spurs rested their top players so they would be ready for this game and they still got the L.
4 of the top 6 played together for several years. Those Drexler teams were great and was the most physical Blazer team ever
Is it just me or does pop never care about winning the game when he comes to Portland? Almost like he’s got other shit to do ie wine tasting
He owns a winery here I've been told...he should make CJ his partner
After the game on the TNT broadcast, McCollum said that getting more catch-and-shoot treys has helped him get hot. In his previous five games, McCollum has 2.4 catch-and-shoot treys, which crushes his 1.1 catch-and-shoot treys in his previous 47 games
Hey remember a few weeks back when this exact thing was talked about on this board? That we use him more like Klay and less like Dame? Nice to see Stotts come around. Now where’s our commission
I do remember that well. As I recall a few of us mentioned that if there were more shooters on the floor to spread the floor besides Dame, then it would open things up for CJ to catch and shoot. Jake is a big part of that as they both move well without the ball. Hood can help with that as well. Similar to GS when they put 4 shooters out on the floor. I think Terry loves that style of offense.
Jeez. I don't think I've been into a game like that in a long time. After the last couple of days with the trade deadline it just felt like an exorcism. The people next to me looked at me like I was a drunk British sailor being kicked out of a pre war Dutch whore house.
He was about to say Utah and then caught himself cause he didn't want to disrespect Cleveland.
I think the excessive time off for the Blazers right before the trade deadline, made the trade deadline stuff, brutal... Way too much time to stew on trades and stuff with no games.
This was clever.
I dunno. The quickness with which he was calling time outs in the first half seemed to indicate that he cared. As did the fact that he rested Aldridge and Derozan Wednesdayinstead of last night.
He wanted that game...it simply was not to be.
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