Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by 1 Eye Jack, Nov 3, 2021.
We've given him plenty of time should probably cut bait.
Hes already dead to me.. washed up.
Pretty quick on the trigger...
Pre mature “Ejudgeification”.
I’m all for a new starting lineup!
KAT / Zeller
Nance / RoCo / Brown
Nas / Snell
Powell / Ant
Dame / Smith
CJ & Nurk + pick to Minny
Thank you! It’s really funny how some of you can go from one end of the spectrum to the other so quick.
Great idea that will never happen.
No, our best possible trade is Blevins for Giannis, which is only marginally less likely than the one you've proposed.
Can we just assume that you will propose trades for KAT in perpetuity, or at least until either you or he is dead?
CJ hasn't been a bright spot since game 2. Over the last 6 games, his TS% is 0.496. Last season it was .577. His career mark is .553. The league average is around .555. Over the last 2 seasons, his assist/turnover ratio was 2.7; this season it's 1.5
I think the ending lineup is a much bigger concern. As long as Dame and CJ are here (with those big salaries), Chauncey will feel obligated to play them. Accordingly, Ant can't get burn (no matter how hot) and if Powell is in we're undersized with no POA defense.
I think that ideally the ending lineup should vary on matchup and the only one guaranteed to be out there is Dame, with a combo of the other 8 guys in the rotation who have been playing best that game.
It is more and more apparent that CJ just has to be moved. Salaries/objectives don't work but I'd rather have a guy like Marcus Smart (yeah, not as good as CJ, we'd need to get something else) who we could bench at end of games depending on matchup, could fulfill a need as a POA defender, and could slide up to guard 3s or even 4s making Powell a switchable 2 (that can guard some 1s and 3s).
Lillard (34) /Smart (14)
Powell (28) /Simons (20)
Smart (14)/Little (24)/Covington (10)
Covington (20)/Nance (28)
Nurkic (28) /Zeller (20)
That's a less talented team, but it's no doubt more versatile.
I don’t know friend, I started the “Melo Super Blockbuster” thread AND eventually who became a Blazer? Yes! Carmelo.
And Minny has never put a team around KAT and by acquiring CJ and Nurkic plus a #1 pick, makes really good sense for both teams! So bear with me until the day KAT is wearing the pinwheel!
Do you not like ANY players who play a lick of defense?
Never thought I'd say this, but it should be;
Our best starting lineup should be Simons/CJ/Powell/Nance/Nurk
I was posting figuratively, not literally.
And let me say this again for the people in the back ... I don't care about your advanced metrics. The league average can't bite my big furry blue butt because every player does not play in Portland using Portland's schemes with Portland's coaches and Portland's other players.
We don’t have any. Should have signed Patrick Beverly over Snell, and the rest of Neil’s funky bunch.
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