Free Agent Gary Payton II to the Blazers

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  1. Driew

    Driew Well-Known Member

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    Seeing Warrior fans being upset about losing him should say how important he was to that team.
     
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    Stacking our chips for the Durantula.
     
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    and we would not score ourselves. this is too far the other way, we need two way players.

    that's the sell of hart and grant.
     
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    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    I love the idea of GPII..... but what the fuck are we doing?
     
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    He probably tried to lobby to NO last season to keep Gary but NO knows best and cut him.
     
  6. MickZagger

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    We blew our load by signing Payton. Now how would we get Thybulle?
     
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    Still think they'd rather keep Simmons then get those players. Need another vet, maybe 3rd team.
     
  8. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    There has to be a trade coming.

    Nurk hasn't been signed.

    We're adding guards left and right.

    Something is brewing.
     
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    It’s June 30.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Creative maneuvering is needed.

    EBEC is the base - they want Gordon while Houston wants cap.

    The groundwork wouldn’t be that hard imo
     
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    Clearly Joe still seeks out Olshey's advice on things...
     
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    Nhawz Lickety Brindle

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    I would not sell our future contingent to KDs word. He clearly does not abide by his contracts. He’s a shifty bitch, and would bail if his flow was too heavy this month.
     
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    Not in NY
     
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    On the current roster, he'll struggle to get more than 18mpg.
     
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    Fun signing. Brings a needed skillset.

    He's a weird player but was damn good last year. Think he showed that despite being guard sized, his defense and rebounding allows him to effectively play as a 3/4 in smaller lineups. Can take advantage when teams want to put their center or weakest defender on him as a cutter/roll man. The corner three looked like a dependable shot for him as well.

    We got better and more versatile with this move.
     
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    what the fuck are we doing here Cronin?

    if this is to get Ayton I’m gonna lose my mind
     
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    An epic meltdown taking place it’s so obvious a trade is coming but let’s all freak out 8 hours after FA started.
     
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    Ayton is that athletic rim-running C that Billups wants
     
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    Some folks with the revisionist history on their OWN myriad and sundry posts. Unreal. Not naming names, but got damn that's some outright bald-faced lying.

    Now on to this move, clearly this is setting up a trade of some of the following: Keon, Bledsoe, Hart. Not sure if we can still trade Ant now that he's signed and I don't want to unless we get someone of KD's caliber. I'd strongly hesitate to move Simons for Simmons for example.

    I do think one of the Nets' guys KD/Simmons is the target here. It's possible it's Ayton, if so pity we didn't go for Ayton jr. in Jalen Duren.
     

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