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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  10. 9 or more

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  1. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    That's just because you're biased against positive game threads.
     
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  2. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Stop that Masked Man!

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    We most certainly have seen worse yes. But the team played well. Pretty much controlled the game from the beginning. I guess we have grown accustomed?
     
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    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    Right. I don't know why some are focusing on Memphis.
     
  4. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I realize they all make a lot of money. I just think his extension hurts the team, any trades will more than likely they'll get the short end of them, and they have almost no flexibility or money to spend in FA. I really don't hate CJ, I think he's a 'good' nba player, but he's being paid IMO like he's a star/superstar and I don't believe he is.

    Anyways... The Blazers need to keep winning if they want that dream alive.
     
  5. CupWizier

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    52 players in the NBA are making 20mil or more this year. Otto Porter who is a forum favorite is making about the same money as McCollum as well as Andrew Wiggens. It's today's NBA and no amount of crying about it is going to change it. I've been an advocate for a individual salary cap, but I know it's not likely and don't get concerned with players salaries as they are what they are. What do you think he is worth?
     
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    Because they have the 8th spot right now. The focus is on the 8th spot and until someone displaces Memphis then they should and will be the focus. If someone moves ahead of them then they will be the focus.
     
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    Now that made me laugh. :biglaugh:
     
  8. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I'm not crying, I can have an opinion without crying. I think he's worth about 15-20, I know in the NBA everything is inflated so I think on the open market he would get 22-23. Most of the guys getting paid more are wings, Porter, Wiggins, Barnes, etc all have the added bonus even if they aren't great defenders that they can switch and defend 3 (at least positions) if they need too. The Blazers are paying 2 guys who cannot really switch much a huge amount of money and Dame is a superstar so he should get that money, and it makes sense to pay one... Heck if the Blazers didn't have Dame then the contract for CJ would make a lot more sense IMO. It's a wing's league and because of how much were paying our guards we can't really afford the type of players to go around them that we need. I realize they made the WCF's last year, and injuries this year and all that, but look at almost all the teams competing for championships the last few years they have at least one "upper tier" forward, the Blazers can't really afford that anymore. They have to hope they get one in the draft.
     
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    He's getting paid like he's DeRozan or Wiggins. There are hardly any names on the list of players that make CJ-money that were ever available for us to spend his salary on...unless you realy want Kevin Love. Having CJ's salary to spend on free agents would just get us several average players, much worse than CJ.
    CJ, as both a player and a trade chip, is much more valuable than a handful of turds on small contracts.
    You want a salary to hate - wait a couple years for Dame's to kick in! Thats going to be the one that kicks us in the nuts.

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    I kind of like when they play Mario and let him bring the ball up and let the guards play off him. Taking a little pressure off Dame and letting him run off screens with out the ball is a good plan. Does he make bad passes on occasion yes, but so does Dame. I think it also gets Mario into the flow of the game better because he is not a spot up shooter. I hope they continue letting him run the point off and on through out the games.
     
  11. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    good post, Ive always thought his strength was pushing it up court and creating for others. And once in a while he goes right to the hoop.
     
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    I disagree on it's a wings league. It has now become a shooters league. That includes guards and even big men.
     
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    kind of funny because that was the original plan until Stotts gave up on it as soon as mario made a couple of mistakes. Not saying Mario is anything special or that he should even be playing, but Stotts has a habit of stunting his own players growth and it pisses me off.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    But yet he has a reputation for rejuvenating players! He's known as a players coach...
     
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    Yeah as long as you’re not a rookie/young player, he’s definitely for you.
     
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    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    You make the playoffs and you get the 17th pick or you don't make the playoffs and you get about the 14th pick. After the 4th pick, it's all chance who falls and who can tell if a player is good. If you could promise we'd get the 8th pick in the draft, fine don't make the playoffs. But our record is better than every non playoff team in the East. So just make the playoffs
     
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    Cool kids complain; ironic hipsters complain about the complaints; Sly then waddles through and pees on everything. :smiley-pas:
     
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    Then old grouchy men come through and step in it. :cool:
     
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    Where? Where? I wanna see that!

    Oh...wait...
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Lillard 40 minutes

    Wenyen and Nas only garbage time

    Fuck off Terry.
     
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