Keeping our pick? This might be a Lottery year

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Make the pick for the Future.....or trade it for 'now'?

  1. One last attempt

  2. Build for the future....one player won't make enough of a difference

  3. Get bad enough to where the pick makes an immediate impact

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  1. TBpup

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    The Blazers are currently slotted at the #10 Lottery and within 2 games of #7.

    Draft gurus, it might be time to start doing some scouting. This roster not only needs a talent influx, but it needs to also start thinking about the next generation that might join Ant and Nas.

    Also, a quality player from the Draft will be on a much less expensive contract which this roster also needs. There are a number of SF's and PF's in the 7-12 range including one named Nikola Jovic. Could lightning strike twice?
     
  2. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    So... we traded the pick for Nance, but it's lottery protected?
     
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    pretty sure it is lotto protected
     
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    Portland goes on a late run, makes the play-in, manages to grab 8th seed, gets swept in the first round, and then gives up the 15th pick in the draft.

    that would be the worst case scenario....does anybody doubt the Blazers will find a way to do all that?
     
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    That sounds pretty realistic and Blazers like
     
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    LOL, perhaps. Dame's health remains a huge Q and key. Just how serious/perhaps chronic this ab injury is has significant impact on how long he might be out and frankly his trade value. We are really in the dark about this so its pure guessing/speculation. And its hard to make huge, perhaps multi year critical franchise decisions without having a better read on Dame's status.
     
  7. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    Tank for Chet :blazerwookie:
     
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    if we're doing this, we need to duck the tax
     
  10. TBpup

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    You can almost guarantee that will happen no matter what.
     
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    For the better part of a decade at that.
     
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    I think if the new GM is thinking about picks (Cronin or his successor) we need to move Dame and start a rebuild with young players and picks but not all picks, you have to get some proven talent for Dame and the rest. You auction off everyone on this team with any value besides Ant and Nas.

    If we're still going to try and keep Dame and win with him then we need to take the protection off of the 2022 pick so we can trade future picks along with CJ, Nurk and RoCo to upgrade this roster with pieces that fit abound Dame.
     
  13. TBpup

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    Good effort, but with the loss, the Blazers are currently at the #8 spot in the Draft Lottery. Wasn't it just last year they were within 1/2 game of the #5 pick? The #6 pick ended up being Josh Giddey who is averaging around 11/7/6/1 in 30 minutes. Not shooting great, but I'd happily take those numbers from a rookie.
     
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    If you're keeping Dame at 50+ mil/year, then I think you trade Nas and/or Ant.
    Same thing in reverse.
     
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    Aside from Chet & Co in the top-3 here is my early favorite if we’re in the lotto:



    Followed closely by Jaden Hardy.
     
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    how about this guy? Seems like a perfect fit at the 4.
     
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    also. Why would you want another 6’4 guard????
     
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    Depends are they going to continue to draft guys on potential? or draft someone who can contribute right away. If they are going to take flyers on potential and guys who won't contribute for several seasons, then trade the pick.
     
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    He’s an elite perimeter defender
     
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    This would be my #1 pick.
     
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