Game Thread GAME# 66: SUNS @ BLAZERS - MARCH 10, 2020 - TUESDAY, 7:00, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Mar 7, 2020.

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How many 3's will Baynes make?

Poll closed Mar 10, 2020.
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    2.6%
  2. 1

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  3. 2

    7.9%
  4. 3

    18.4%
  5. 4

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  6. 5

    18.4%
  7. 6

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  8. 7

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  10. 9 or more

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  1. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    My biggest issue with CJ is his contract, but really cant hate the man for getting paid. Just seems like a lot, but not gonna derail this. I agree with your points.

    Good win. Cant wait for Nurk to come back!
     
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    I think Phoenix used up all their 'great-shooting-mojo' against Portland 5 nights ago. They bricked a lot of open shots tonight
     
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    They were pretty hot in the parts of the milwaukee game I saw too.
     
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    Because he doesn’t play against the Suns every night?
     
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    I cant belive you guys really want that 8 seed...

    Smh
     
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    I don't really care....I'd prefer to have the best shot at a higher lottery pick

    at the same time, the way this season has gone I'm convinced that Portland will somehow find the worst outcome for it
     
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    The players don’t really care getting sweep by the Lakers. They just want that bonus money on making the playoffs
     
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    BAYNES certainly did a 180.
     
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    We all knew even in an empty gym Baynes isn't going to normally hit 9 of 14 from deep.
     
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    To be clear, your issue is with the contract Olshey gave CJ, not CJ's game itself, correct?
     
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    What the fuck man? I've actually been pro-CJ this year a lot more than in the past.

    I don't have any bias here. CJ gets frustrated and commits dirty fouls sometimes. Whether you think tonight's was dirty or not is of course debatable but some of his others are not. I also didn't get a clear view of the Whiteside push and it was too late to go back when I heard someone mention it so I can't comment on that one until I see it again.
     
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    When I saw the Whiteside push live, I thought they'd review it and call a flagrant, but I never went back and watched the replay.
     
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    kjironman1 Stop that Masked Man!

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    Tough thread to read. So Negative even in a win?

    Blazers need all the wins they can get at this point. Thought i watched a better team tonight. Maybe something to build on?
     
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  14. TorturedBlazerFan

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    There are parts of his game I definitely dont like, but my issue is mostly that he just recieved a contract that should be reserved for guys who are capable of producing more, more efficiently.
     
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    McCollum's salary is 26th in the league and the 34th salary is only about 400k less so by comparison his salary isn't all that out of line. As for salaries, most all of NBA players are being paid ridiculous amounts of money.
     
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    Life in S2 Blazer fan forum where negativity is considered cool. It's why i find myself posting less and less in this forum as it's getting harder and harder to tell when we actually win as the vibe between winning and losing has become almost indistinguishable.
     
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  17. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Stop that Masked Man!

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    The team played a better game. They played with more intensity and they looked better on defense. I watched people working harder at defending the 3 point shot. Didn't matter who was closest they were trying to get a hand in the face of the shooter. I watched a more team oriented effort at rebounding. Melo was back to trying to get some rebounds. He was passing the ball at times though he still looks to score a bit more than i like. There was some good effort by Biggie. That kid works hard if nothing else. Mario seems to be getting a little faith in his shot?

    Looking for the same kind of effort Thursday.
     
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  18. PtldPlatypus

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    I just read through the last 80 or so posts in this game thread--I found them to be largely positive. I'm not sure why some are complaining about "negativity".
     
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  19. hoopsjock

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    I thought compared to recent game threads it was fine too. Realistically though we've seen this multiple times this year where Portland beats a bad team and hopes get raised only to see them lay an egg in their next important game. It's difficult to get super positive even after wins.
     
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    Consider the source. lol.
     

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