Hood should be the priority

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  1. e_blazer

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    I said I wouldn't have three guys who were fasting for the entire month of May every year.

    Can you honestly say that Chief and Kanter are contributing anywhere near their normal levels in the past 4 games or so? Fasting for spiritual reasons is fine. Expecting that it isn't going to have an impact on sports performance, particularly at the end of a 12 hour fast that includes no water? Sorry, but the human body can't just power through that without performance degrading. You complain about Leonard getting minutes? That's the price of Kanter not being up to full strength at the end of the game.
     
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    The memory of most in here goes back about ten minutes. It’s hilarious to read entire threads all at once.

    He Fucking sucks get him out!
    Put him in he’s saving us!
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    I'll Kindly refer you to Olajuwon's Championship playoff numbers. Last I checked he was Human:

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    Nope. It's his faith. It's Ramadan that's why he can't play.

    Trade all the Muslims!!
     
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    Olajuwon may have been superhuman. I don't know how he managed to do what he did while fasting. But, the exception doesn't prove the rule. Look at the stats that Chief and Kanter are putting up and tell me it isn't affecting their play.
     
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    I haven't said that and I don't appreciate you putting words into my mouth. I have said that having three main guys who are all fasting, including zero water while playing NBA basketball, is not a likely recipe for success. I'm talking pure physiology here.
     
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    There has been NO talk of Aminu fasting. None. You don't know that he's practicing his faith. You are only assuming.

    This is the problem.
     
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    My post was tongue in cheek. I don't think you're saying this bro.

    :cheers:
     
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    I was assuming so based upon his performance and the video that YOU posted.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    Hakeem was better than Nurk, Kanter and Aminu put together. Dude was superhuman as it was. You have those three guys fasting, it hurts a lot more than Hakeem. Didn't hurt Houston much at all.

    But, we have to deal with that. Find ways around it. Playing Meyers is one of them, but he needs to be played right
     
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    None of that means they can't do it.

    Edit: Kanter is not healthy bro.
     
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    That's fine, we just need for ET to convert first.

    I honestly thing is is blown out of proportion. Not eating or drinking during daylight is less than ideal, but I would imagine any struggles Aminu or Kanter are having have more to do with ability or injuries than diet.
     
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    For me, the priority is:

    1. Hood
    2. Curry
    3. Kanter

    I'm firmly of the belief that wings and guards who can both shoot and play defense are the coin of the realm nowadays. Hood and Curry are the types of players Olshey thought he was getting in Crabbe and Turner--useful two-way perimeter players. Portland needs more of those types of those players, even if Simons pans out long-term.

    Kanter is a solid player, but with Nurkic back eventually, I don't think the team needs two "big" centers. I'd rather they try to find small ball centers to back up Nurkic. Collins can operate in that role, potentially in addition to playing some power forward alongside Nurkic.
     
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    I wouldn't disagree with that, and also believe Hood is the most likely to take a home team discount. He seems to really appreciate the opportunity he has been given and seems to like the team/coach/city. His versatility to fill in (well) at SG or SF is also really nice.
     
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    There is just so much ignorance in this post I don't even know where to start.
     
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    I love that you got the joke.
     
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    It's blind ignorance. Kanter is the only one fasting, and the only reason we even know about it is because he mentioned it and ESPN jumped on the narrative. His performance is declining because of the competition and the consistent wear he's putting on his already hurt shoulder. He is getting plenty of calories and hydration before the day starts and is breaking his fast during games. And if the power of prayer and meditation has shown anything, it usually makes a mind sharper and more disciplined. Justifying Kanter's decline in this series by saying it's solely due to his fast is a ridiculous claim. And then taking it further to distance the team from all Muslims because he think Ramadan is always during playoff time (newsflash, it isn't) is even worse. That is one of the dumbest posts I've seen here.
     
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    Well, golly, how is a rube like me ever going to see the light unless you share your knowledge?
     
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