Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Aug 15, 2020.
If we use Zach to foul Davis and LBJ 6 times, he needs to make sure they are hard fouls
Ouch if my last name were “Swanigan”....
Actually, what started the discussion was the question of whether Gabriel was getting too much credit.
So true! A quality supporting cast can make and offense or defense look so different!
Whiteside played well in the second half. Props to Hassan. I think this is one of the only teams he can play well against since they play two bigs.
HA, true! We have the best 2020 playoff defense!!!
When he let some weak guard take the ball out of his hands in the first half I was thinking "oh no, not tonight Whiteside." but he kept it together and made some monster plays for us!
I wonder what would have happened if Hood had stayed healthy? Could he have filled this roll as well?
I wish I could be more optimistic about his future (as I expect Melo to leave), but achilles injuries can be career altering.
We are a bad matchup for the Lakers. We’ve got great guards and shot blocking centers. It really amplifies the Lakers’ weaknesses.
Busy doing campaign stuff, but I wanted to say great win Blazers!
Total, calm, control. Laser focus. Unflappable.
Bubble, unique environment.
Dame and CJ, shifty, leaders, in their prime, totally confident.
If we’re gonna do it, we do it now.
Why on earth would Melo leave? He’s respected by his coach and teammates. He’s given minutes. He’s given touches in big moments. And he’s winning. This is maybe the most fun he’s had in his whole career!
Yep. This is our year. And Dame knew it from Day 1.
We are good
Feels good to beat the Lakers. Now and forever.
You realize we lost our last 7 playoff games vs Lakers. What a satisfying turn of events.
1) He left Denver for NY largely because of his wife's business interests in NY. Last I heard NY was his primary residence. Do you any reason to think that has changed?
2) The Knicks new GM is his former agent.
3) We don't have his Bird rights and the Knicks have more cap room than we do.
If that doesn't woo him, there is also the very real possibility that someone like the Bucks or Clips will sell him on a 1 year deal to chase a ring. And please don't tell me that the Bucks, Clips, or any other team I can name is "trash". You know that is BS and throwing it around is an insult to serious discussion.
I'm pretty sure this was Nurkic's first playoff win as well.
I won’t be shocked if Melo leaves, hopefully we can find another shooter to replace him, having Dame, CJ, Trent, a PF who can shoot the 3, and Nurk on the floor together is pretty awesome.
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