Exclusive OFFICIAL AROUND THE NBA: JANUARY 2023

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by PDXFonz, Jan 1, 2023.

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Which of these players is currently your favorite non-blazer?

  1. Luka Doncic

    16.7%
  2. LeBron James

    4.8%
  3. Giannis Antentekoumpo

    40.5%
  4. Kevin Durant

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. A former Blazer (CJ, Trent Jr, Connaughton, etc)

    9.5%
  6. Zion Williamson

    4.8%
  7. Joel Embiid

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Nikola Jokic

    4.8%
  9. Jayson Tatum

    11.9%
  10. Other

    7.1%
  1. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening

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  2. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Still amazed that there are currently 9 teams in the NBA who have either won as many games (or more) on their home court (14+), as Portland has *played* on their home court (14). Including 6 who have won 15 or more games at home.

    And there is only 1 team with as many games played on the road (21) as the Blazers, and they've played 4 more games in total than the Blazers have (all at home).
     
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    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    by Jan 8, Blazers will have played 24 on the road and 15 at home. Meaning they will have a 26-17 home/road advantage over the last 43 games, Starting Jan 10, the Blazers will play 15 of their next 19 games at home. If they want to make any noise this season, they just about have to win a high number of those 19 games
     
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  4. julius

    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    They HAVE to improve on their home record.

    if they go any worse than 10-5 at home in that stretch, it'll be that much harder for them to make the play-in.

    Ideally, they go 12-3 at home, and 2-2 on the road.
     
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    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    yeah, that would be great

    unfortunately. that stretch starts in a wicked fashion:

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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Jan 10th cannot get here soon enough.
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    That’s some friggin hogwash really
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    They are currently 18-17
    If they happen to go 12-3 and 2-2 on the road that puts them at 32-22. 10 games over .500 at 54 games. If they simply go 14-14 the rest of the way they end up 46-36.(Very unlikely)
    That is not a playin team? Not sure that is a play-in team? That seems like a 5th or 6th seed? Not sure 2 more losses changes that very much and i would doubt they would cruise out the last part of the season playing .500 ball.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Because it's an easy schedule (home vs away), and momentum would be against them (losing creating bad habits, etc). It would also mean that they aren't as good as we hoped and will start losing games they had no business losing (already are doing that).
     
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    25 + minutes delay trying to level the basketball rim in Denver. 6:43 left in the 4th quarter with the Nuggets ahead of the Celtics 110-97.

    Edit: after spending all this time trying to level the thing, now they have pulled the hoop off completely, and replacing it.

    delay is about 30 minutes now.
    upload_2023-1-1_20-4-22.jpeg
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    IDK? Home schedule means more practice time and wins that create confidence. Intangibles. One thing that always evens out is that SOS. In the end everyone had the same SOS. They have pretty much weathered the storm from the first half of the season.
    One thing i have maintained all season thus far. If they are .500 at 40 games they will be in really good shape.
     
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  12. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    I think we all know what HCP’s vote for the poll question is.
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    Well…Ribbit
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    By the way. I was at the casino New Years Eve. The sports book had the Blazers a 40-1 to win the championship. I kinda thought that was better than they would’ve been?
     
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    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Russell Westbrook is in the poll.......
     
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    Really good shape for what? Losing in the play-in?
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    When I bet on them in August, it was 100-1 so yes.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Read it again. With the rest of the conversation.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Would have figured 100-1 is about right still.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You sir might be mistaken. I voted for a white guy.
     

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