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

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

Poll closed Feb 12, 2019.
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  1. handiman

    handiman Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly, but there are plenty of guys who can do that. He'd have a lot of run-outs on long 3pt misses, but would his mid-range game translate?
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    TURNING 50

    The Portland Trail Blazers have announced some of the plans for next season's 50th anniversary, including a special logo and a preseason game at the team's old arena, Memorial Coliseum. There will even be a commemorative Trail Blazers Pinot Noir in partnership with Oregon winemaker Adelsheim Vineyard.

    Mayor Ted Wheeler said the Blazers represent the ''ethos of what we have to offer: our pioneering spirit, our perseverance, and our trail-blazing mentality. 'Source: MSN sports
     
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    That’s oddly specific
     
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    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    There are few in the league today that are near his size and speed. Greek Freak is longer but after him I don't see anyone who could keep up with him.

    Clyde was an insane athlete. Watching him dribble with his head down blowing by people was just unbelievable.

    Wish I could know what this felt like while you're in the air


     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    MSN seems to relish the '94 season. That's how absurd the channel is. That network needs a shakedown.
     
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    Well. I am an oddly specific kind of guy.
     
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    And now we're back to my original post.
    Pop pulled the hot hand after he made how many? Guess Stotts isn't the only one who makes bad coaching decisions.

    It's stuff like this is why I've stopped posting/visiting s2 so much.
    Grass is always greener.
     
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    So because Pops has made bad decisions that means what? Terry gets a pass?

    Everybody makes bad decisions from time to time. Doesn't mean everyone is on equal footing. Terry routinely shows the same short-comings year after year after year. Pops has won who knows how many championships and has kept his team winning while people have been calling for its demise for going on a decade. But yeah, because he pulled Gay during a hot streak he's the same as Terry.

    Despite living in Texas, Pops' grass IS greener than Terry's.
     
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    Rudy Gay is 32 years old averaging 27 minutes a game, and who has missed about 30 games a year over the last 3 because of injuries. When he left the game in the 3rd Q, he had already played 25 minutes, just 2 under his average

    I'd be pretty confident that Pop knows the capabilities of his players well enough to judge what kind of endurance they have and what kind of stress and fatigue that can absorb. I think it's pretty funny that some posters are are acting like they know more about a Spurs' player than Pop and are therefore qualified to label a substitution a mistake just because doing so somehow 'proves' some ancillary argument they are making
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    I must leave this alone.... I must leave this alone.... I must leave this alone. Okay all better now.
     
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    go ahead....I see the hypocrisy in it myself (although I spend very little time criticizing Stotts) so sure...slam me for it...I can take it

    I will point out that there might be a bit of a difference between Stotts and Popovich. One has made it to the finals 6 times and won 5 of them; one hasn't. One has made it to the WC finals 10 times; one hasn't. One has won 37 playoff series, the other has won 2. One gets a lot more benefit of doubt
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    There is a post somewhere on a thread in the S2 universe that wonders what Pops record would be had they not tanked when Robinson got hurt. Duncan did an awful lot for the Spurs.
     
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    No doubt, Clyde would be equally lethal in the open court nowadays. I'm just not sure what his position would be on most teams. On the other hand, everyone tries to encourage the opponent to take inefficient mid-range shots, so maybe his forte would be even more effective.
     
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    no doubt....Spurs probably don't win any championships if they don't have Duncan. On the other hand, they have been so well managed they might have because they wouldn't have always been drafting at the end of the 1st round

    the other side of that is that very few coaches would have been able to win 5 titles with Duncan. That team has been obviously extremely well coached since Pop took over.

    there's also another thing to consider: Duncan almost left the Spurs in 2000 and signed with Orlando. The Spurs only had 1 championship at that time. Duncan has strongly implied the reason he didn't leave was Pop. That would have been a super-team in Orlando with Duncan, Grant Hill and TMac
     
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    No one is giving Stotts a pass. Me least of all.
    I simply stated that Pop pulled a hot player who brought them back in the game is similar to moves made by Stotts when he pulls a hot hand.
    If you or others don't like that point being made, well that's ironic. But it's fine.
    But it doesn't make my point less true.

    I never said it was the right or wrong move.
    I even said in a previous post to someone who claimed Rudy Gay turned an ankle that it looked like Rudy was gassed.
    I'm not making any argument I was stating a point.
    People like you don't like the point because it shows that ALL COACHES can make poor choices.
    That all coaches take heat from the fanatics of the team on those choices.

    But right I get it.
    Good Layman
    Bad Stotts
    Bad CJ.

    There now can you stfu and stop replying to me.
     
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    If your point is that all people make mistakes, then, well, kudos? Strong point.
     
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    Clyde trained himself to dunk on a neighborhood basketball hoop growing up that was several inches higher than regulation. During his senior year of high school, I believe, he was finally able to dunk on it. When he got to Houston and began dunking regularly with Phi Slamma Jama, his vertical was ridiculous.
     
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    Umm i give this trade a B+. But not a voting option. Dissapointed @DarkDuck. :)
     
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