Game Thread GAME# 6: BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - JANUARY 3, 2021 - SUNDAY, 5:30, NBATV & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 2, 2021.

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Will McCollum make the All-Star game?

Poll closed Jan 9, 2021.
  1. Yes, this is his year!!

    20.5%
  2. Yes, but only if he leaves the Blazers

    6.8%
  3. Yes, only if he goes to a team in the Eastern Conference

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  4. Not this season, but probably in a future season.

    15.9%
  5. No, unlikely

    52.3%
  6. No way!

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  1. Tince

    Tince Well-Known Member

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    I agree its happened. I'm not sure if there's a way to tell if it's worked. Kawhi in San Antonio is someone who comes to mind.

    Personally, I don't think the benefits of a public call-out are greater than the risks.
     
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    wut? that makes no sense

    the Warriors didn't try to guard Dame with Curry. Sometimes they had Curry on CJ. Sometimes on Trent. Sometimes on Jones. But basically, they knew better than to force Curry into fighting all the screens set for Dame by bigs. It would be fucking stupid to run Curry into Nurkic/Kanter screens all night

    and it would be fucking stupid to run Dame into a bunch of Wiseman/Loony/Green screens all night. The goal of opponents is to take Dame out of the game and out of his rhythm. Wear him down. No reason for Portland to give Dame defensive assignments that will accelerate the process of wearing Dame out

    the Warriors are able to hide Curry on weak offensive players because they almost always only have one small, poor defender on the floor at a time, and that's Curry. But Portland has two in Dame/CJ and 3 if Melo is on the floor. No hiding in that lineup
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    This was one of those: Let's see how Melo is playing, then determine his minutes games. So apparently, if Melo is playing like shit, give him more minutes?
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Just when I thought the NBA refs were past the obvious favoritism of the early 2000's, this game happens. Very one-sided officiating, which is super frustrating. In any sport, what you want from the refs is to call the game the same for both teams. That didn't happen last night, and it really killed my enjoyment of the game.
     
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  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    he played 18 consecutive minutes in the first half. CONSECUTIVE. in what universe is that a good idea?
     
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  7. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    To add on, he didn't even play in the 3rd quarter. But then somehow Stotts proceeded to play him the entire 4th quarter despite him doing nothing on the floor.

    I'm so confused, what are these rotations? It's like he's pulling shit out of his ass to make sure Melo averages his 24 minutes on the season.

    Absolutely no accountability for 8 years. So close to getting fired in 17-18, given a second chance and then PA dies. Jodi has been a good owner but has not put any pressure on management or the team. This level of continuity without any finals appearances is unprecedented.
     
  8. kjironman1

    kjironman1 The big dog around here.

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    Jerry Sloan on line #1
     
  9. B-Roy

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    Jerry Sloan made multiple finals. Nice try though.
     
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  10. kjironman1

    kjironman1 The big dog around here.

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    8 years you said. This Level is unprecedented you said. Sloan went well over 8 years without a finals appearance.
    His first appearance was in his 9th year. Then he went 13 years without making it at all.
    Sloan made 2 finals and lost both over 23 years as head coach.
    https://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/sloanje01c.html
     
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    Sloan did coach the Jazz for eight seasons before they got to the finals though. This is Stotts' eighth season as head coach. I don't think that Stotts is better than Sloan or even necessarily as good but you have to think about the context of what you are saying. Sloan was the right example as the precedent for keeping Stotts and at this point his finals appearances don't matter.
     
  12. illmatic99

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    this is 2021. fyi. not the 90s. coaches need to produce to be given this sort of job security. Only 3 coaches in the league have had a longer tenure than Terry with their current team right now:

    - Pop
    - Spo
    - Carlisle

    Call me when Terry accomplishes even a fraction of what these dude have on their resume.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not saying that Stotts' job shouldn't be in jeopardy, I was just saying that Sloan was a good example of the precedent being set. Also just because teams now fire coaches at the drop of the hat, doesn't mean it's the best strategy.
     
  14. B-Roy

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    Even if we give you Sloan, that is one coach in how many years of the NBA being active? You’re also implying they are on the same tier of coaches by using him as a comparisons. I have a hard time believing that.
     
  15. kjironman1

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    I completely agree. I do not want to go the route of Jerry Sloan. Could you imagine getting to the Finals this year and next and then having Stotts for 12 more years?
     
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    Custodians of his legacy.
     
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    We got within 9 then what happened it's seem me we really got out play through that game and seems we never got a foot hold on the game. The warriors punch us right in the face and we didn't respond. So it felt we never was in the game no matter the runs we had and close we got just felt we never was in it that's my opinion.
     
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