Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Reep, Feb 8, 2019.
More Layman & Hood and less Aminu & Harkless
It's kind of funny because Layman and Hood are our can't play defense group and Aminu and Harkless are our Can't play offense group. I think what we need less Aminu and Harkless at the same time for long stretches and more mixing and matching of the 4. At least until Hood and Layman get better on the defensive end.
We still need a banging 4 that can score down low.
AFA imo has been playing out of position for a while.
Chandler Parsons is back with the Grizzlies. Didn't we try to sign this guy like 100 years ago?
In comparison to Meyers and ET and Moe, we dodged the bullet with Parsons.
Dodged one and hit ourselves with 3...
lol....those three guys could take us to the WCC this year!
I agree with that....but the way Aminu was giving WIDE OPEN shots up to Gay was not exactly lock-down defense.
I was thinking about this the other day. If we were stuck with Stotts and Neil for the next ten years the obvious thing to do would be to draft guard after guard and develop them and trade them for big men who already know how to play.
They can't develop one for the life of them.
The thing that frustrated me when he was drafted, and it still frustrates me today, is that this team didn't need a project big man.
Nurk is still really young. He's better than Zach. We needed solid players that could contribute right away, and instead we used our picks on guys that have not contributed at all. I wanted to move all three picks for a key contributor. Not move up to pick a project big and then use our other pick to get a guy that will be out of the NBA in a couple of years.
4 if you count Crabbe
Nurkules playing pretty well under Stotts.
He started off pretty dang good. Got in much better shape too.
5 if you count Ezeli.
Thank God this isnt a democracy. You want to throw in the towel on a 21 year old, 7 footer that has range, attitude and Dame said could be an all-defense team someday? Sorry but that shows a severe lack of judgement for talent.
We're playing in the West Coast Conference? Do you think we can take down Gonzaga and make the big dance?
I'm starting to like the idea of Saric for Collins.
They are both weird fits for their teams.
Collins and his defense should compliment KAT very well and we need Saric as a talented starting PF.
I expected something of the sort at the deadline. After Mirotic went to the Bucks, I was sure Saric was heading to Portland. But I don't know shit obviously.
Zach is a very young player who has a lot of ability, but has become very mechanical on the floor. He's thinking instead of doing. It's like there's a mental block right now. Earlier he was just playing and doing what came natural, but now he's slow to process info and defenders are able to give him fits because of the delay. Layman always had the skillset, but it just never materialized. With patience by the franchise, Jake has finally been able to produce on a consistent basis. Maybe Zach needs a period of time to continue to practice hard, work on his game, and be able to watch things develop. Maybe he needs not to be in the permanent rotation at this time. It doesn't mean he's a bust. But like a LOT of "One and Done" college athletes, leaving early isn't always the right thing to do.
Dont worry just give Stotts 6 more years with Zach and he can mold him into the Meyers Leonard of this year!
I know you're just being funny Tortured. But in a couple, he may be a bad ass.
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