Off season targets

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  1. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I think if we could realistically add

    Jaremi Grant
    Kyle Anderson
    AJ Griffin

    keep
    Ant
    Nurk
    Ingles

    That would be a realistically good off season, IMO
     
  2. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    So, best realistic combination of acquisitions via draft, MLE, and TPE?

    I'll go with Murray, Warren, and Randle.
     
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    KeepOnRollin Well-Known Member

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    I agree with one of Murray or Griffin from the draft. Maybe Sharpe. I will throw in Bagley and Butler via free agency or trade. Both risks but feel we may need to take some to have a shot of it working out.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Yep.
     
  5. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Julius?
     
  6. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    No, John. I know he's 54 and retired and played football, but I think he could give us the infusion of toughness we need.
     
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  7. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    At least he plays defense, or did at one point anyway
     
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    That face paint would intimidate the fuck out of the opposing players. The funny thing is even though he seemed monstrously big on the gridiron, he'd just be another undersized guard (6'1").
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    Randle would be disgustingly bad. Low IQ player that doesn't defend or shoot well on a big contract... That's exactly what we need!
     
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    While I disagree, it doesn't really matter since I was supposed to be naming someone we could acquire with our TPE, and Randle obviously isn't that--we could only get him using Bledsoe's expiring.

    So I'll switch and say I'd want to gamble on Johnathan Isaac's health, if Orlando looks to shed his deal after drafting another PF to replace him.
     
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    Grant
    Taurean Prince
    Griffin/Eason/Murray

    Keep Nurk and Simons
     
  12. LayneStaley

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    Balls bounce our way and I’d like to see this….

    Dame/Williams
    Ant/Hart/Keon
    Grant/Nas/Winslow
    J Smith/Watford
    Nurk/GB3
     
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    So, what number will he wear as a Blazer?
     
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    So no TPE usage at all?
     
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    TJ Warren would be interesting, depending on his medical report. He is only 28 and shot over .400 on threes in his two years before the injury.
     
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    Eddie Murray, Warren Moon and John Randle.
     
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    No--Anne Murray, Warren Beatty, and Randall 'Randy' Quaid. If our team can't be good, at least they can be entertaining.
     
  18. WesleyMatthews

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    I don't see how the team gets Grant and Griffin, we would trade the pick away for Grant. Then sign Anderson as an MLE free agent (I'd be ecstatic). So that seems like a best case scenario to build a win now team for next year. So that would give a rotation of;

    Nurk Winslow
    Grant Watford
    Anderson Little
    Simons Hart
    Dame

    Where does this team rank in the west next year? I'd say likely behind these teams;

    Phoenix
    Memphis
    Golden State
    Dallas
    Utah
    Denver
    Minnesota
    New Orleans
    LA Clippers

    So 10th in the west? If Davis and LeBron are both healthy and the Lakers get useful additions they could be ahead of the Blazers, but I wouldn't be shocked for them to have another mess of a season. Then who knows knows what teams will have injuries, usually 2-3 teams have big injuries or massive underperformance so that would bump the Blazers up to 7th/8th. Of course the Blazers would have big trouble if Dame/Nurk missed a huge chunk of the season with injuries.

    Maybe the Blazers get really hot and jump into a full playoff spot avoiding the playin. That seems like the absolute best case scenario. But they'd have no realistic way to contend and no assets to acquire a star in the trade. So they'd be a first round fodder or second round playoff team, as DameCJ accomplished about half of their seasons together.

    If the year goes bad or Dame/Nurk/etc have injuries the Blazers are back in the lottery. So the downside is a lottery cellar dweller, and the upside is a team at best is as good as they have been during multiple seasons of DameCJ.

    I'm so disappointed with the direction of this team. Its depressing that Cronin traded away 4 starters for peanuts and left the future as a bunch of roads leading nowhere. Glad to have Olshey leave, but shocked its now much worse.
     
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    I'd assume Grant.
     
  20. Pinwheel1

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    I am not so sure that Detroit cares about yet another lottery pick in this draft. They already are very young and it seems like they are more interested in making a "splash" with a free agent. So maybe a future draft pick would be more important to them than another one this year. Our TPE could be the more important asset here.
     

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