Lottery watch

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by TBpup, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    11,169
    Likes Received:
    3,631
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Sales Manager
    Location:
    Lebanon, Oregon
    Fuck the lottery.



    With Raymond Felton.
     
    Dougnsalem likes this.
  2. Trackjack

    Trackjack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    1,476
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Giles won't be a top 10 pick due to his knees. I seen him dropping in the mocks right around 17 pick.
     
  3. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,659
    Likes Received:
    6,623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
  4. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    We fell into the same trap many other teams fell into i.e. we had a lot of money so felt we needed to spend all of it. We did not and without $50M spent on Crabbe, Turner and Leonard we would be able to lure a good player this Summer because half the league have already spent their allowance this year.
     
    Minstrel likes this.
  5. Blazinaway

    Blazinaway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    8,096
    Likes Received:
    1,501
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have been reading up on him the past week, looks very interesting. First yr in a while I am gettin pysched for the draft!
     
  6. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,659
    Likes Received:
    6,623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
    Big game of the Night: (as far as Portland is concerned)

    New Orleans Pelicans @ Memphis Grizzlies.

    A win by the Pelicans (and a loss by the Blazers) would put New Orleans just 1/2 a game behind the Blazers.....and Portland within a 1/2 game of the the #7 spot in the Lottery. It would also move Memphis down (or up) a spot in the overall league standings which helps since we own their pick.

    Other big games: DAL @ DET (Dallas is currently #8 in the Lottery) and the Knicks at OKC (NY is currently in the #9 spot with POR just 1/2 game back)

    Hey, I've got to have something to cheer for. :banghead2:
     
    riverman likes this.
  7. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,659
    Likes Received:
    6,623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
    The 'Big Game of the Night'....the Pelicans vs the Grizzlies played out perfectly. NOP won thereby getting to within a 1/2 game of the Blazers and the Grizzlies lost which is good for the Blazer pick.

    Win-Win!!
     
    riverman, dviss1, Eastoff and 6 others like this.
  8. tester551

    tester551 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    694
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Where is D69 these days? I'd like to hear who else he's recommending
     
  9. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    456
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Here's my scouting notes I had on Williams after watching a couple games of his....

    Robert Williams

    Positives:

    • Length
    • Quick and Explosive Leaper
    • Shot Blocking Insincts
    • Quick Hands (Generates Steals)
    • Shows Potential as a Spot Up MR Shooter
    • Potential to be Both PNP & PNR Threat
    Negatives / Question Marks:
    • Fundamentals on Defense (Undisciplined)
    • Inconsistent Effort (Needs to get in Better Shape)
    • Footwork in the Post
    • Overall Skill Level
    • Feel and IQ
    • Ability to Guard in Space? (Plays Upright)
    • Strictly a Run and Jump Athlete?
    • Bad Hands?
    • Does he Develop 3pt Range?
    • New Age Tweener? (Possible Agility Issues at 4, Strength and Mentality Issues at 5)

    Bust Potential: 4/10
    Most Likely NBA Role: Back-Up Energy Big (PNR Finisher / Off Rebounder)
    Game Changing Development: 3pt Range
     
  10. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2014
    Messages:
    6,578
    Likes Received:
    6,988
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I think we may draft high enough to get our hands on Tatum if Olshey blows this baby up here in the next week.
     
  11. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    Josh Jackson is coming guys!!!
     
    riverman, STOMP and TBpup like this.
  12. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    Or even Josh Jackson/Jonathan Isaac. If you are 5th or 6th in lottery prediction you actually have a great chance to make top 3. It's rare that top 3 consists of only teams who were tipped to make top 3, I think.

    Tanking is the way from here. Getting blown out by Warriors and swept in 4 is no way to go.
     
  13. Fez Von Savage

    Fez Von Savage スーパーバッド Zero Cool

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    24,210
    Likes Received:
    3,327
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Phone Psychic
    Location:
    Pacific NorthFRESH, US and A.
    Weird. I didn't see this thread when I made my thread. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is intrigued by Williams.
     
    TBpup likes this.
  14. JDC

    JDC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    456
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Justin Patton is still my pick unless we sneak into the top 5-6. Only big I've seen in this class that has a reasonable chance to become a long-term starter. He's not NBA ready from a strength / conditioning respect, but there is just so much to work with with this kid.

    Josh Jackson would probably be the guy I'd be most excited to luck into.
     
  15. KingSpeed

    KingSpeed Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    46,343
    Likes Received:
    8,448
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    actor
    Location:
    New York
    If we get a top 5 pick, I'd be very scared to trade it. I'd hate to regret turning down a future star.
     
    TBpup likes this.
  16. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    32,171
    Likes Received:
    7,784
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It will be interesting to see if this can either win or lose on a more consistent level. If Dame can heal, and get out of the funk he is in, despite Neil's best efforts, we may land low lottery, or first round fodder.
     
  17. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Kraków, Poland
    Only 26 games left. A lot of them against teams with poor record or home games, so I would not be surprised to go slightly above .500 from here. We are 23-33 now, even if we go 14-12 now it's going to leave us 37-45 - should be good enough for 10th place in lottery but not much more. If we go 10-16 and end 33-49 it'll get us closer to 7th/8th. A lot of teams who have worse record than us right now will be trying to get into playoffs: Miami and Dallas in particular but also New Orleans and Minnesota (maybe New York). The only tanking ones will be Lakers, Phoenix and obviously not taking but too crap to be anything but the worst team in the league, Brooklyn Nets.
     
  18. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,659
    Likes Received:
    6,623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Investment Management / Financial Planner
    Location:
    Lake Oswego
    The difficulty in getting a better pick in the Lottery at this point is not that Portland will continue to loss it's fair share of game...but rather that the teams behind them have to win 2-3 more games over the next 26. They are playing so poorly that getting that many wins while Portland gets even less than that seems unlikely. Portland wouldn't have to continue just losing most of their games, they would have to go on a serious losing streak like they did the year before they drafted CJ.
     
  19. Minstrel

    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    21,245
    Likes Received:
    6,326
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    User Interface Designer
    Location:
    Hello darkness, my old friend
    So, it's unrealistic to catch teams ahead for better seeding because those teams won't lose enough and it's unrealistic to catch teams behind for better draft slot because those teams won't win enough.

    Well, maybe they should just quit then!

    Oh. That might actually help. Yeah, do that, guys.
     
    Nikolokolus likes this.
  20. Trackjack

    Trackjack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    1,476
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The guy I see would be good for us is Tatum. But right there few that could fall to us between 10-15.
     

Share This Page