Joe Cronin

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  1. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    That’s the issue: gun shy.

    Joe sitting on his thumbs and now one of the few assets is out with an injury.
     
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    We've got a lot of assets. CJ can be traded at any time... we're not necessarily going to get a second option back for him but we can get something of value that makes sense on this roster because CJ does not make sense on this team with that salary. There are teams that need perimeter scoring in a big way, we aren't one of them.

    We've got both RoCo and Nurk on expiring contracts with bird rights. Both guys are respected and valued around the league we can get shit for them.

    Norm is a solid starter on both ends of the floor locked up long term on a very team friendly deal... that might make you want to keep him but it also makes him very valuable on the trade market.

    Ant is a RFA who is showing everyone in the league just what he could do if he wasn't playing with Dame or CJ but he can't do what he's doing if he's playing with either. He could get us something nice in return.

    I agree that Nance would also be valuable on the trade market but if the injury is season ending... that might really suit our needs because he will be out for the tank and back next season when Dame is hopefully back to being Dame. If his injury isn't serious then there's still five weeks until the deadline.
     
  3. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    McCollum isn’t injured. He’s missed like a month, they’re not gonna just throw him out there.
     
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    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Joe's kind of in a pickle. If he does nothing regardless of why he's probably done with Blazers. Maybe they reassign him back to mothership?
    If he pulls off a few trades and gets rid of CJ, but things dont improve through out rest of season, he's probably gone.
    I would think the Blazers already have a short list or prospective gm's, so good chance he could be gone regardless of what he does or doesn't do.
     
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    mook The 2018-19 season was the best I've seen

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    If I were in Cronin's shoes I'd be aching to make some kind of deal, just to have made a mark in the league. Whatever he does (or doesn't do) with CJ probably defines his future.
     
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    I would love to be in his shoes. Opportunity of a lifetime and he’s been with this organization longer than anyone. Time to swing big boy. I also can’t see ownership nixing any sort of trade he comes up with, especially if Billups endorses it as well.
     
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    Exactly 5 weeks left from the deadline. talks should be starting to heat up right about now
     
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    Two things they can do and depends what direction they want to go. You can trade for players that might help us sneak in the playoffs or traded for players that there contract expiring and not top notch and start over in the off season and get the highest draft pick possible. They might already know what direction there going. The key might be the decision on Dame and how fast they bring CJ back.
     
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    I like to think Joe's been burning up the phones since the day Neil was fired....I'm sure he's being careful to get this opportunity and not blow it but knock it out of the park....this and the trade deadline might not be the whole plan as much as the offseason ...could be Roco is the first guy we see moved.
     
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    Tank mode or Blockbuster deals? What is it?

    Trade players for picks?
     
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    I think it'll be expirings and rookie deals for length and athleticism mixed with cap relief needs which would be picks probably but don't see the blockbuster by the deadline....hope Joe knocks it out of the park...
     
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    Trades - the roster is beyond flawed and Chet/Banchero/Smith won’t fix it.

    Everyone should be on the block.
     
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    Seems like you are the ONLY one on this guys jock. Steady with the negative. He upset you somehow? Honest question.
     
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    GMs travel with the teams all the time. Especially new GMs.
     
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    Seems not the right time to bond with players though.
     
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    When he needs to be level headed about trading them.
     
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    Nah. He needs to be around the team as much as possible. If he’s afraid of getting too close with them he’s definitely the wrong guy.
     
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