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Which team was most surprising in the first month of the 2022/23 NBA Season?

  1. Milwaukie Bucks

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  2. Cleveland Cavaliers

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  3. Atlanta Hawks

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  4. Boston Celtics

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  5. Portland Trail Blazers

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  6. Phoenix Suns

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  7. Utah Jazz

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  8. Memphis Grizzlies

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  9. New Orleans Pelicans

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  10. Minnesota Timberwolves

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  1. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    Last year I thought Blazers should consider trading CJ for Porzingis, who was actually having a nice offensive year. Now he has developed his defensive game also, reported to have top stats for protecting the rim. Still happy with what we got for CJ. Still maybe we could have got a draft pick back from Dallas that could have got Grant? They weren't high on Porzingis at the time and gaqve him up for Dinwiddie and a way overpaid Bertans.
     
  2. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    I actually appreciate what Beverley did. It’s old school. Sticking up for your teammates. Builds unity when you know your guys got your back no matter what.

    PS I hate the Lakers and think Beverley overall is a chump.
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    I had no problem with it and I can’t stand Beverley and hate the Lakers.
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    Can never count on him being healthy is a main reason he isn’t lauded much.
     
  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Ditto.

    Ayton didn't get a tech? He walked over and kicked the dude and stood over him.

    Also, what are those jerseys the Suns are wearing? Terrible.
     
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    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Reaves got hit in the nose and after Booker taunts him then you got Ayton doing the same with no reason to remain down by Reaves. If someone did that to one of our players I’d hope that our players would do the same and I’m sure they would.

    It was bush league by Phoenix
     
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  7. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    Then we agree on one thing.

    Anyone did this to us and perhaps it’s not as easily appreciated. I can see Nurk doing what PHX did to someone. Happens more often than you’d think, players taunting others. It’s just the aftermath, or reaction to it which makes it noticeable. Like Shaq and Dudley.

    Yes, Pat Bev is a chump.
     
  8. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Me too. I can't stand Beverly or his antics, but he did the right thing there.
     
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    Ayton did get a tech
     
  10. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Oh I missed it. I heard offsetting Booker and Beverly. Good.
     
  11. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RIPcity

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    He could have seriously injured Ayton, hard disagree.
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Seriously injured him? I doubt it. Beverly is a lot smaller than Ayton. Ayton sold it a bit. He is injury prone so you have that. Reeves definitely could have got stepped or fallen on.
     
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    That's where I'm at too. Push someone in the back and they trip over someone else, that's asking for an injury to your knee or ankle.
     
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    Yes he could have seriously injured him. Size doesnt matter when you are pushed over a leg tripping you upcausing you to fall akwardly, aNd at his size, i find it hard to say “doubt he gets injured”?

    i also see no kick. Ive watched it ten times. He takes two steps and seemed to toe kick the ground with his left foot in(a perceived) attempt to NOT kick him.
    How you see ayton kicking is blowing my mind… and eyeballs…

    I also hard disagree. I like our guys to stick up for one another but this is over the top. Ayton wasn't the one who committed the foul.
    No place for this crap in real life or in basketball…
    An injury can cost a player millions of dollars.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Ayton was standing over his teammate talking shit…. I hate Beverly, but props to him for doing this.
    My son got drilled in a game his junior season, linebacker stood over him like this. Huge fight broke out.
     
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    I didn't say anywhere that what Ayton did was okay. I think what Beverly did was cheap. That's all. Good teammate, sure. Still cheap in my opinion.
     
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    Riding for his teammate by any means necessary
     
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    Fun anecdote about a high school football game though lol
     
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    Ya can't blindside a guy. Do it face to face. Beverly is a pussy that is why he does it blindside. Ayton got a T, Booger got a flagrant. NOBODY stepped over Reeves. Beverly is shooting 26% this year. He has to do this shit to stay relevant. I would have no problem with a blazer doing it face to face. square up.
     
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    But Griffin had just elbowed him on the other side of the court.
     
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