Exclusive Official 2020 Draft Thread

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  1. tester551

    tester551 Well-Known Member

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    Portland isn't going to make the playoffs this year. There are too many blatant issues. If Lillard isn't playing at an MVP level, we don't have a shot.

    Let's start focusing on the draft in the summer.

    Who do I need to watch in CBB this season? Is it considered a good draft or a week one?
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    But he is playing at an MVP level. It's an 82 game season. We're 4.5 games out of first place with 71 games to play. Even last year, we went through a 1-6 stretch and we still made the WCF. See the long term. See the easier schedule in the future, especially at home where we will start to play better. We've only played one team that didn't make the playoffs last year. Finally, remember, if we tread water and stay in it, Nurkic, Collins, and maybe Pau come back. Plus we have assets to trade at the deadline. Keep your head up. But yes, we must always be prepared for the draft lol.
     
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    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    I’m excited to see whose out there but I’ll say we should trade our lottery pick for immediate help for the sake of Dame
     
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    wut?

    Sacramento Kings
    Dallas Mavericks
    Atlanta Hawks
    Sacramento Kings

    Portland has 4 wins and those came against teams with a combined 15-25 record. Blazers have only played 4 teams with winning records

    and after all the talk about Portland's killer schedule, at this point, the Blazers have had the 17th hardest SOS:

    15 Orlando Magic
    16 New Orleans Pelicans
    17 Portland Trail Blazers
    18 Cleveland Cavaliers
    19 Boston Celtics

    it's about to get a lot harder though
     
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    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    We gonna have a nice pick this year - maybe top 10.
     
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    That'll be nice actually. Build a nice young nucleus with Collins, Ant, and Little. It'd be nice to make the playoffs if we're healthy but if not this isn't a bad consolation prize lol
     
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    We should be top 10 at this rate and you can get some talent in that range. I fear though that we will drop to 11-13 range which is not that promising most of the time.
     
  10. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Deni Avdija could be the perfect SF for us.
     
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    Portland desperately needs a backup PG that can run the team. Any under-rated players we could pick up in the 2nd?
     
  12. santeesioux

    santeesioux Just keep on scrolling by

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    Just going by Nbadraft.net it's a very pg heavy draft so probably
     
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    Haven’t we traded most of our second rounders for the foreseeable future?
     
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    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    I don't watch College basketball, so I have no clue.

    But I'm willing to be that, even with a top-10 pick, Neil Olshey will completely fuck it up. Instead of drafting a position of need....a Forward who can shoot reliably and play Defense.....he'll draft some tiny ass player from Butfuckwhere University, who will take years to develop, and probably won't have an ounce of defensive prowess in them.
     
  15. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Like Nassir little from North Carolina, who is a defensive player, or Zach Collins from Gonzaga...?
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Drafting has been his best skill... He's drafted well the past few years...

    There's literally no forward that fits the bill in this years draft other than McDaniels. Avdija is the closest thing as he's great offensively but defensively he's questionable.
     
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    Theres not the hype of a guy like Zion or whatever but a few guys will pop up in the next couple months.
     
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    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Look at the top 15...
     
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    Ive seen the projected guys now, but it’ll change by the time the draft gets here.
     
  20. AldoTrapani

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    I’m with this. A soft one year tank isn’t the worst thing in the world.
     
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