Exclusive "One skill each Blazer player needs to work on between now an training camp"

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  1. Fairly-Hard

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    This thread got a bit weird? Summer it still is I see.
     
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    Ability to jump out of gym. Ability to put on 30 pounds of muscle.
     
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    Dunk or backboard always. I couldn't care less if Nurk can hit from 3. He needs to be MONEY in the paint.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Been saying this for a very long time. Totally agree. I do understand keeping the defense honest but he has got to throw it down when he is around the basket.
     
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    A collective focus on becoming a top 5 defense.
     
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    Free throws and finishing at the rim, passing and rebounding as well as ball handling for everyone on the roster.
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    That's what training camp is for.
     
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    Nurk needs to practice basic post up head fakes and up with authority! Needs to improve his close range %.
     
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    Dame just needs to build up shoulder strength for that massive chip he’s gotta be carrying around from reading “experts” pontificate about him being past his peak. Can’t wait to see him show the league that the best is yet to come.
     
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    He will have to Bifurcate being past his Prime and wanting to be traded. He has two shoulders and will need to carry two chips.
     
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    Dame- figuring out his role in this defense and executing it.
    Ant- playing well off the ball and defending larger players effectively
    Shaedon- showing all of his talent as a superstar
    Jerami- he's already shown that he can be a defensensive stopper and great third option so I would like to see him work on consistency at that role
    Nurk- finishing strong around the rim
    Hart- even better defense to come in and stop anyone when needed
    Nas- a consistent three point shot to go with all of his defensive and athletic talents
    Justise- if he had a three point shot he might be an all star
    GP3- consistency, showing he can do what he did last season
    Eubanks- just playing consistent minutes for now
    Trendon- quicker feet
    Jabari- quicker feet
    GB3- A mind to use all of his amazing talents
    Keon- again a mind to use all of his already potential skills
    Didi- he's lacking so much that I would just want a consitent shot from anywhere so he could be subbed in when we need one.
     
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    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Nurk has one of the worst within 5' of the hoop percentages amongst starting centers.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    LAZY flip finger rolls. What's worse is he sulks when he misses his lazy shots. This is why Nurk plays better when he is mad.
     
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    that could very well be counterproductive, im not sure that style of play (dame putting up big numbers) fits well in chauncey billups system

    trail blazers need to play like they did when dame, cj mccollum & powell werent there: get everyone involved on offense, move around and in return youll get best effort on defense, which means dame should be a difference maker, rather than having to carry the team and i dont think theres need to do so, we have many offensive options with dame, ant, grant, nurk, hart, little, payton, who can score in different ways (3-pointers, mid range, posting up, cutting to the basket, transition)

    nba world is sleeping on our team (lets be clear, were not contenders), but we will be a really good team next season and standings wont be saying much, as western conference has 10 legit quality-wise playoff teams, which means two of those teams wont make the playoffs... we might be 7th seed next season (in the past, this team would get home court advantage), its just that western conference is stacked right now
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I agree, and if Nas is who i think he's gonna be, the Blazers could make this very interesting.
     
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    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    Dame ain't past his prime, but he will be PRIMETIME.
     
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