Is Dame even an All-Star this year?

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  1. Freshtown

    Freshtown Well-Known Member

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    Doesn’t seem like it.

    Which is just crazy. From 2nd team all NBA to not even a top 15 player in the west.
     
  2. riverman

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    with his abdomen issue I want him resting allstar break, not playing in a meaningless game...
     
  3. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    He went from Dame Time to late-career Damon Stoudamire

    Playing with this injury is beyond stupid.
     
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    of course not

    if Cronin can't come up with a good trade soon, the Blazers ought to do what the Warriors did with Curry...when he was 31 like Dame. Use an injury as an excuse to rest Curry for the year and tank for a draft pick. They got the 2nd pick

    Portland should consider doing it even if Dame doesn't have surgery. Rest him, let him spend time with his family. Slow-walk CJ's return, and pile up the losses
     
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    He should sit, let the tank go into full effect.
     
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    Of course not. Guards ahead of him: Curry, Booker, Paul, Mitchell, Luka, Ja. Injury might get Dame in.
     
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    Even if invited, he should decline.
     
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    Um... yeah Dame's an all star this year because the fucking coaches pick the backups and everyone loves Dame and everyone with half a brain is chalking this season up to an injury. He's not playing good enough to make it in on merit but he's Damian Lillard, Dame Time, Dame DOLLA, blah blah blah. He's also a high character guy who coaches really like. He's a superstar who is still averaging around 22 points and 8 assists while obviously hobbled.
     
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    I don’t know, man. There are other guys having great seasons and there are only so many spots. Plus, coaches usually care about winning and Portland isn’t even in the play-in right now. I love Dame but this ain’t his year. He doesn’t deserve it. The most deserving player on our team is probably Nurk and he ain’t making it either.

    Also- Dame says he’s fine. Just not playing well. Maybe top 75 went to his head. We have lost so many games because he goes into hero mode bricks 5 or 6 shots in a row. Where was Dame Time against Phoenix? He shot us out of the game as he has done so often.
     
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    I hope not because
    a)he needs rest
    b)it's not fair
     
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    Not even close.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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    Absense-of-Ja is an All-Star. Just helped beat us. Presence-of-Ja does even less for his team than injured Dame.
     
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    Sad to see where we were.. complaining of him getting snubbed to this... time takes us all.
     
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    Not even close this year…

    …and its very saddening.
     
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    he shouldn't be, not even close, but All-star voting has always been fukked up
     
  18. WesleyMatthews

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    No, he has not been allstar quality, or even close to have any debate about it.

    Simons, Nurk, Powell have all played better this year than Dame. CJ, Nas possibly too, so I'm not sure Dame is even one of the 5 best Blazers this year.

    Has CJ ever had a worse season than how Dame is playing right now?

    Bring Dame off the bench until he plays better or gets the message and makes health his #1 priority.
     
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    No comment lmao
     
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    By VORP, Nurk, CJ, LNJ are ahead of Dame and Powel (both at 0.3).

    By WS, Nurk, Norm and LNJ are ahead of him.
     
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