Notice Joe Cronin New GM

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  1. sheed30

    sheed30 Active Member

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    Great read, good to see there is still some smart people here. Hart/Winslow are dogs every team needs to be success, we had none and now we have 2 and maybe Nas can develop into one too.

    All this negative chatter is what most do here best, being negative.

    Let the summer play out guys, let’s see what we do this summer before we really judge the whole process
     
  2. SlyPokerCat

    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    I have no problem with a project. To say we are 1000x better but may still not a successful playoff team is a waste of time for Dames prime. If we want a project move on from Dame before he gets too old.

    This moral victory bullshit is just hilarious.
     
  3. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Josh & Justice are DAWGS!!!!!!
    They will be replacing guys who didn't wanna mess their hair up.
    You cannot find this on a stat sheet.
     
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  4. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    "I have no problem with a project."
    Ah....Yes, you do.
    Your other problem is a complete lack of vision.
    But, I digress.
    You have taken the final two sentences of my post and built a tent there. A "Moral Victory" tent. Completely ignoring my main point, which was J&J are better for what this team needs than CJ and the other wastes of space.
    No wonder Joe C and I see things you do not.
    Meow.
     
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    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    I don't have any problems with Hart. I like him as a player.

    Having a project and not shooting for success when your star player is entering the twilight of their career is nonsense. There is no vision there to see.

    You literally liked a post from last week that we would be this years Mavericks, now you are saying trust the process, see the vision. If we don't have success in the playoffs, how many years is Dame gonna wait? How many more years will we waste his prime?

    Moving on from Dame to start over, or building a team Dame can actually contend with in his prime is vision. Not whatever wasting Dames prime.bullshit you're trying to convey.
     
  6. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    sell low Joe destroyed the Blazers.
     
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  7. WesleyMatthews

    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    I'm not pretending anything . CJ netted Hart and the draft pick. The Blazers threw away 3 other starters that would have value going forward or could've been used in trades this summer to improve the team. All the Blazers got were as you mentioned guys like Winslow or Didi... total scrubs.
     
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    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    What team became a contender with "addition by subtraction"?

    Talent is what matters. The Blazers errrored by sending out far more than they brought back.
     
  9. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Wrong!
    In a previous post, (really?) I said the Mavericks and Memphis were the teams to follow their blueprint. I didn't "like" the sentiment, I posted it!!
    Meaning, the "anti-super team".
    That's all.
    As far as "wasting" Dame's prime?
    Do you really, deep down, believe you know more about Dame than Dame?(Or Chauncey?, or Mrs. Lillard? I would say or Joe C? but you probably believe you do know more about it than he does!!)..Keep in mind, he's had a year off, and, for the first time in seven years will be healthy?
    You have taken my post, made it out to be based on "moral victories", and when I corrected you on that, you have now moved on to "wasting Dame's prime"...
    I will say one thing in your favor though, you are persistent.
     
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  10. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    "The Blazers threw away 3 other starters"
    So, I guess, in order to make your point you are calling Larry Nance a starter?
    If you wanna roll with a team starting roco, powell, and nance, go for it!!!
    You also refer to Justice Winslow as a" scrub."
    It is at this point, I recognize what I'm dealing with here.
     
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  11. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    We can build with Dame in mind, and if Dame decides it's not going right and wants out we can trade him then.

    We'll get better value for Dame after a strong season than we would now, anyway.
     
  12. SlyPokerCat

    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    No. You liked a post talking about us being the Mavericks next year.

    Father time is undefeated as much as your patience wants to believe it isn't.

    You didn't correct me on moral victories. That's what you are hanging your hat on. If we don't win a championship or are not trying everything we can to do so, what is the point of holding Dame hostage?

    Dame sure seemed excited last night over getting the 7th pick, didn't he?
     
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  13. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    5 weeks until the draft and then another 3 months till the season starts. You guys are in for a lot of go round for a while.
     
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    I'm fine with holding him until the trade deadline and moving him then or at the draft next year if it is painfully obvious we aren't going to be contending anytime soon. I'm.not ok with holding him multiple years and wasting the rest of his prime on some fantasy that isn't gonna work out.
     
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    Golden state Warriors trading Monta Ellis

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndic...ers-in-monta-ellis-andrew-bogut-deal.amp.html
     
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    If we haven't shown significant progress by then I'm sure trading Dame will be a forgone conclusion...
     
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  18. andalusian

    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    GSW when they got rid of Monte Ellis to open time for Steph Curry. Bogut was basically a bust of a #1 pick (7th or 8th year in the league at the time) with a history of many injuries when this trade happened.
     
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    An old All Star like Andre Iguadala?
     
  20. SlyPokerCat

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    Iggy was never their main piece. They also signed him after the Ellis deal.
     

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