Game Thread GAME# 54: SPURS @ BLAZERS - FEBRUARY 7, 2019 - THURSDAY, 7:30 PM, TNT

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Feb 5, 2019.

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Grade the Hood for Stauskas+Baldwin+Two 2nd Rounders trade

Poll closed Tuesday at 11:17 PM.
  1. A

    3.3%
  2. A-

    16.4%
  3. B

    41.0%
  4. B-

    24.6%
  5. C+

    9.8%
  6. C

    1.6%
  7. C-

    0 vote(s)
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  8. D

    3.3%
  9. D-

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  10. F

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  1. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Ny Knicks last chance was 94. In fact, MSG network had the 94 Knicks channel. Got to say, that channel is below grade. They actually have a still screen with drum beats stating "Want live sports" How absurd that they waste money and time when they charge ridiculous money for events.
     
  2. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Major calamity going on in that sketch. A tsunami?? Buildings elevating. A star wand from Miss Kitty?
     
  3. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    Once again, the Coach learns from the overall sentiment of the board. Well done us!:cheers:
     
  4. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    They didn't have a chance in '99 when they reached the finals?
     
  5. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Some notes:

    - CJ is on a ridiculous streak. Everything he's throwing up is going in.
    - Dame needs to fix his shot. His shot attempts can come way down with the team we have now.
    - When healthy, this team is DEEP
    - Jake should not ever play less than 25 mins, and nearly all of them should come with Nurk
    - Rodney is streaky so this wasn't unexpected, but he gets such great looks when playing with Dame and CJ
    - There is no need to play ET 18 mins.
    - Collins earned his DNP in the first half.
    - Our waiver pickup should be at a position we feel is most vulnerable if there's an injury. That's either PG or C. I really want to give a long look at Shelvin Mack/Teodosic, or Rolo/Gortat.

    Takeaway: Just get on with it and bench Moe/Aminu and move Hood/Layman into the starting lineup, and slide Evan even further down the bench.
     
  6. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    I thought Aminu played well in his 22 minutes. 11 points and 8 rebounds on 3-5 shooting....I'll take that all day from Chief and we will need his length against bigger teams. Harkless on the other hand seems to be in one of his 'checked out' periods. I find myself watching the starts of games just waiting for Layman to come in to replace him.
     
  7. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    I like Harkless but he definitely seems to be the odd one out (Really ET is, but Stotts won't bench him in a million year
     
  8. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    I'm going to ask the fans that watched the drexler blazers, why so many steals? Was the game looser? Did fouls not get called for swipes as much? Did people not take care of the ball?
     
  9. TBpup

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    That team was just much more active defensively. Drexler was an athletic freak as was Kersey and the rest of the team fed off of that. When they went into 'defensive frenzy' mode, they were so much fun to watch. It was more hectic than it was solid man-to-man defense but it would terrorize teams at times.
     
  10. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    He had 4 fouls. That’s why he was pulled.

    Also why I’m not a proponent of the principle of just pulling someone based on fouls.
     
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  11. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    So why didn't Collins play? I'm not going to read this entire thread if it has already been answered.
     
  12. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Aminu on defense play terrible he didn't get close 3 point shooter he got tooken off the dribble numerous time. He did rebound well but the last two game the defense side hasn't been there and Harkless hasn't been neither. Matter fact the 1st unit defense was just terrible in 1st QT.
     
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  13. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Stotts going to split time with Leonard and Zach and Leonard was 1st up in this game. But when one of them out shine the other then that one will get the majority of the minutes down the road.
     
  14. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    I think Stotts is missing the boat then. Collins needs to get some time at power forward.
     
  15. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Well I do agree but it will take Stotts to bench someone else. I do believe Zach and Skals will be the power forward going into next year.
     
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    He will quickly become a better defender than Aminu. Just reducing/eliminating those twitch-jumps will be a big step. Even with those twitch-jumps last night he did a better job than Aminu did - at least Jake was aware of where his man (and the ball!) were, he just happened to fly right by!
     
  17. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hangin and Bangin

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    Different rules played a part in that. Remember the hand check?
     
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    handiman Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to imagine Clyde in today's game... With his size and strength, and weak outside shot, would anyone play him at SG? I assume he'd be slotted as a SF. They couldn't even put him at PF because he wouldn't have the stretch-4 aspect to his game.

    Clyde lived in the passing lanes, and that was a big part of the team's fast break mojo. He probably jumped the passing lanes more times per game than this current team does per season.
     
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  19. CupWizier

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    No doubt Pops wanted that game as he conceded the game the night before when he sat players to save them for us.
     
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  20. bodyman5000 and 1

    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    He'd be dunking on everyone in the league.
     
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