Game Thread GAME# 56: BLAZERS @ HORNETS - APRIL 18, 2021 - SUNDAY, 4:00, NBCSNW

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What do you predict will happen with Derrick Jones this offseason?

Poll closed Apr 23, 2021.
  1. He opts in to play a 2nd year with Portland.

    25.6%
  2. He opts out, but re-signs with Portland

    14.0%
  3. He opts out and signs with a different team.

    60.5%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    32 - 23
    (16-11 Road)
    CHARLOTTE HORNETS

    27 - 28
    (13-12 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    C.J. McCOLLUM VS TERRY ROZIER

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    NORMAN POWELL VS DEVONTE' GRAHAM

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    DERRICK JONES Jr. VS MILES BRIDGES

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    ROBERT COVINGTON VS JALEN MCDANIELS

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    JUSUF NURKIC VS VERNON CAREY Jr.



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    ------- JERSEYS -------
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    WHEN: 4:00 PM (PDT), SUNDAY, 4/18/2021

    WHERE: SPECTRUM CENTER, CHARLOTTE, NC
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    SIMONS , BLEVINS , ELLEBY
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    LITTLE , HOLLIS-JEFFERSON
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    ANTHONY , LEAF
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    GILES III , KANTER


    ------ CHARLOTTE HORNETS------
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    WANAMAKER , RILLER , MONK
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    DARLING , MARTIN , MARTIN
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    BIYOMBO , RICHARDS , ZELLER


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Damian Lillard (right hamstring tendinopathy): QUESTIONABLE
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT
    HORNETS
    Devonte' Graham (left quad contusion): QUESTIONABLE
    P.J. Washington (sprained right ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Nate Darling (sprained right ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Malik Monk (sprained right ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Gordon Hayward (Right Foot Sprain): OUT
    LaMelo Ball (Right Wrist Fracture): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- JAMES BORREGO


    :reading:OFFICIAL HORNETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES







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  2. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    This is on 4/20 and this game thread is high af
     
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  3. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    The Blazers will wear their red uniforms again. In fact, it will be the same uniforms, unwashed from the Spurs game.

    Lately, the Blazers have been beating all their opponents under .500, but losing to teams above .500. So I guess this will be win.
     
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  4. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for the catch. Was working on multiple game threads at one time.
     
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  5. Mr. Robot

    Mr. Robot Well-Known Member

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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Sit Lillard another game.

    It would give him from Wednesday the 14th to Tuesday the 20th for rest.
     
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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Here is another thought.
    Lets say the blazers beat the Hornets. (Very Possible)
    Then lets say the Lakers lose to the Jazz Saturday (Very Possible)
    On Monday the Lakers play the Jazz again. They could lose again.
    The Blazers go into the Clippers game at home with a rested Lillard. If they pull out a win they would be in the 5th spot.
    It's Possible.
     
  8. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Jones is still young. He should take that guaranteed 9m and hit free agency next year. He’ll have a better season under anyone not named Stotts.
     
  9. Bruno_Sabino

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    Nassir, Jones, all theses guys are limited over Stotts. Trent knew it
     
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    We would take 5th before beating Clippers.
    Lakers would be 34-24 and we’d be percentage points ahead at 33-23. I’m sold on Jazz sweeping the pesky Lakers without Mitchell though. Would be nice. I’d like Blazers AND MAVS to pass the Lakers.
     
  11. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Jones has had his starting spot taken and his minutes all but given to other players. He will leave this offseason.
     
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    I'd like to see him stay for another year, but he won't be missed if he decides to leave. He's almost a nonfactor on offense, and his defense hasn't been as good as I was expecting from him.
     
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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    But if they lose to the Clippers they would be back in 6th No?
    I think it comes down to percentage points and I'm not sure. Any way you look at it if they beat the Hornets and Clippers while the Lakers lose twice to the Jazz the Blazers are securely in the 5th spot.
     
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    I'm okay with that. I wan't him to play well and continue to give his best effort but from what i see the Blazers have a better player in Powell/Little/Simons.
    Other words. I think him leaving isn't a make or break for this team.
     
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    If I were Jones, I'd be trying to get a longer term deal. He'd be risking he might get way better and be underpaid for a year or two, but after you've been on 3 teams in 221 games and a team is picking Meyers over you, I'd lock up that cash.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Well I say he left but who going give him 9 million contract again. Really let be serious was he really worth 9 million dollars. He was supposed to defense guy but I see time and time again that he gets blow by but he is decent off ball defender. His offense you can't till due how Stotts use him due it really don't matter that's who got in those positions because majority time there offense won't be major factor in the game. Even Covington had some good games on offense but what he still only averaging 8 or 9 points a game. If Jones was smart I would opt in and see what the next coach does with this group of players.
     
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    I don't think Olshey wants him to stay; he will have more financial flexibility if Jones opts out.
     
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    If Jones stays, it's because he's not worth what we're paying him. If he is worth what we're paying him, then he'll ditch out and get more elsewhere. Oh the joy of the player option...

    Seems like the best possible result is Jones being usurped and minimized, but thinking he's worth more than he's shown here and leaving.
     
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  19. Mr. Robot

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    id like to see him activated, but on the bench just in case we need him
     
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    There are still people doubting this man lolol
     

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