Trade Larry Nance Jr traded to Portland

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  1. Blazinaway

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    I actually don't CJ gets traded either and if there is a chance it might happen perhaps the deadline but even then I sorta doubt it. seems like we may roll with this lineup after the Nance trade, maybe pickup one more vet? someone like Love (don't really want him) if he gets bought out?
     
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    he's the same height pretty much as Big Ben Wallace....just needs the fro...
     
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    In all seriousness I doubt a second round pick was the breaking point of a deal. Markkanen and Nance are also completely different players.
     
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    Covington’s team defense is amazing the guy is always in the right spot. Completely underrated aspect to defense.
     
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    We replaced Melo and Kanter with Nance and Zeller. What a huge defensive upgrade for the bench.

    If one of Ant or Nas breaks out we could be a legit winner better than the Dame+LMA squads. Still not a favorite like the 2000 Blazers, but more than the gimmick of the Dame WCF team that never had a real chance.
     
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    With Covington, Nance, Nurkic, Zeller, Snell, Little, mclemore, and Chauncey they have no excuse to not be at least top half in league defensively. None. And if they aren’t it’s solely on Lillard and CJ. They just need to try and they will be so much better.
     
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    Nance is clealy better than DJJ.

    The problem is, we had to give up a 1st round pick and the guy we used our Full-MLE on last year to get an injury prone bench player. That really shows how bad of a signing DJJ was.
     
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    I agree. This is the first time in 5+ years we've started to build a roster who has a chance to be a good defensive team.

    I still worry that if teams can get by Dame/CJ easily, we'll still be helping/rotating far too much to be an elite defensive team.
     
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    I love that Nance probably really wants to crush the Lakers and hates them as much as almost everyone here does....one lawn care professional being the exception
     
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    I really don't understand how most of this board immediately knew the signing was bad..... and yet Neil did not.
     
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    And some still believe it was a good signing, but he just wasn't used correctly. Will be interesting to see if DJJ breaks out in Cleveland, or not.
     
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    Will be hard to do since he is chicago
     
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    Neil looks past the immediate.... unlike many of the chicken brains in here.
     
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    LOL... you got me there! He'll be on Cleveland's roster eventually though!
     
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    Olshey knows he's not going to be here in 2 years, so he doesn't care about long-term planning at this point.
     
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    When will the first thread be created complaining that we are last in the league in bench points?
     
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    You need something to do to get ready for the G league game threads...that'll give you some practice...
     
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