Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by illmatic99, Aug 27, 2021.
I like that our training camp will be ultra competitive or rotation spots...good problem to have..
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How is Lauri M a bad player? Not saying the $ was smart, but he's a decent pro, ain't he?
They are both Ohio born. Along with LBJ and the Curry boys.
I think he’s vary solid! He’s not championship cornerstone good but coming in who thought Dirk would be championship cornerstone good?
If you go by historical trade value, one pick the Bulls gave (8) is worth more than the two we traded for Covington (16,23)
I know what Billups is saying what he want to see. But he still has to get the guys to buy into that plan. I hope he successful but still haven't coach a game yet. Plus does he hold Dame and CJ accountable on defense.
I don't think Dame takes much buying in. He's shown flashes of playing really good defense, I think one of the biggest issue with him has always been the load that he has to carry on offense. Hopefully with a new offense, and potential playmaking out of the 4 and 5 positions, we'll be able to alleviate some of that burden?
I'm also curious what a new defensive scheme can also do to help him and CJ out. Some with Dame, but most with CJ, the biggest issues I've always seen while watching him is his attention waning on the defensive end, and letting guys get past him while he's ball watching either for a backdoor cut, an open look, or stealing rebounds because he watches the shot and doesn't find his man.
Not that scheme will solve all the team problems, but we've seen good defensive teams year in and year out that have shit defenders on the floor, but they have a scheme to make sure those guys are hidden better than maybe what we've been doing in the past.
Markkanen will be a good player, & good fit, IMO in Cleveland. They have a young team, with talent. Probably be contending for a playoff spot in a couple years.
There is a 22 page thread about it. There were 5 pages within 45 minutes of the trade announcement:
Powell is perfect next to Dame. CJ is the one who needs to/must be traded.
This trade by itself is solid, making trading CJ more challenging by protecting the first is my issue.
(In Bernie voice) “Let me be clear. I am once again asking Neil to get his fucking head out of his ass and trade CJ. It is high time we give up on this ridiculous 3 guard lineup as a legitimate starting five in this SF dominated NBA.”
Behind Lebron we're the second to steal the heart and soul from Cleveland fans!
Seems like a really chill dude who should fit in seamlessly with our chemistry. i never realized how connected he was to CLE.
This trade was absolutely a collaboration. I had expressed my desire to win now to Koby and the front office if we could find a deal that helped everyone, and they certainly did that. Going to Portland is something that I am extremely excited about. This is a team that has seen the biggest stages and is hungry for more, and I’m thrilled that they believe I can help them climb higher. This opportunity is one that I’m very ready to take advantage of and I have the Cavs to thank for preparing me for it.
I'm ok with moving CJ. But it's been beaten to death here, and I don't see too many fits available that make sense for both teams.
There had been the rumor posted here recently, though, that Neil had offered anyone but Dame and Roco to Philly for Simmons, so if we choose to believe every rumor where he is made untouchable, we should also then believe that he was offered, just not accepted. It takes 2 to make a deal work.
And I'm not inclined to move CJ as a $1 for 2 50 cent pieces. I don't think that moves us closer to contention.
Well perhaps we will trade Roco and CJ for Simmons. I would do that now with Nance and Nas able to play 3/4.
Yep I like Nance and I will LOVE him if we turn around and trade CJ and Covington for Simmons. My reason for reacting negatively was pick protections possibly preventing a CJ trade as Game five turned to Mithril, my already cemented opinion, that CJ next to Dame is killing this team.
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