Merged: Who would you give up for Paul George?

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  1. Scalma

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    I just love that there are blazers fans that would still find something to complain about if we got PAUL GEORGE without touching our core. That's hilarious to me.
     
  2. yuyuza1

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    BTW, the guy who just forced the Pacers' hand (PG's agent, Aaron Mintz) also represents our very own Meyers Leonard and Allen Crabbe.

    Just sayin.
     
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    Can he do the same with Olshey and Meyers?
     
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    Apparently, 2/3 of the respondents would deal Crabbe and 2 picks for George even with the caveat of him being guaranteed to leave after one year.

    I wonder how many of the people voting on the poll actually listen to the show, because their tweet doesn't quite communicate the intention of their poll very well. IMO, you trade picks for George with the hope of being able to keep him if he elevates the Blazers to contender status. Absent that slim possibility, you don't make that move.
     
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    Even though the homer in me is strong and I'd love to believe that it's possible to get George for late first round picks and bench players, every time I try to envision Indiana being that desperate I start giggling.
     
  6. yuyuza1

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    If we can swing a deal for PG, you go all in and get Melo as well.

    Dame/CJ/PG/Melo/Nurk would have a shot in the WCFs. No way PG will leave then.
     
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    Do you want 'Melo, or do you want Love? Because I think Cleveland would prefer 'Melo to Love, and I think I'd prefer Love to 'Melo.
     
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    Either would work. I like Melo in big game situations, but Love is younger. Both would serve the exact same role.
     
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    Love would be an odd fit with Philly.
     
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    IMO, Love is better all around. Better 3-point shooter, better passer, and obviously a better rebounder.
     
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    Earlier I was quite enthusiastic about bring George here; because I thought maybe his interest in LA was overblown by the press. But now he confirms that getting to LA is his goal. So I have lost all interest in him. There is no advantage to having him for a year; would set the team back long-term. Also why would we want a guy who loves LA on our team? And how smart is a guy who wants to go to such a loser franchise? I want intelligent players on our team.
     
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    There wasn't anything from him still saying he intends to go to LA, right? Or did I miss any sort of quote from him. It's the same speculation that has been out since like February, as far as I can tell.
     
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    He "prefers" to go to the Lakers. I would bet anything that if the Blazers have a good year, there is no way he would leave what appears to be his friends in CJ and Dame.

    Its just as true though, that if he comes, and Nurk and/or Dame get injured, and the Blazers get bounced in first round, that he's gone. But its the risk.
     
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    That would be the worst-defending team in history.
     
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    You saw that qa with Damian, right? He would like to be in the Lakers too
     
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    Remember Chris Webber with Sacramento. He never wanted to be there, made this clear, and yet they won him over. So it can happen. Let Paul Allen give PG use of his private jet and George can LIVE in LA and play for the Blazers.
     
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    Truth be told, we'd have enough offense and guys to create/handle. Adding a top defender who could guard multiple dudes while rebounding would probably be better for the team overall. Someone like James Johnson or hell Aminu to an extent would suffice.
     
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    Y'all are in infected with Trade Fever. Even if there's only a 30% chance he leaves for LA I still don't roll those dice. A team can't build and continue to get better if it dumps assets into a player that bolts. This team as it stands is too good and too young to derail for a 1 year swing for the fence when GS is still what it is.. We shouldn't be thinking about trying to beat GS this year coming up we need to be thinking about getting better this year but just importantly positioning ourselves to step up to that championship window when the warriors start to break apart which I have no doubt they will.
     

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