Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Wizard Mentor, Jun 30, 2020.
No they dont
Trent and Little can play the SF minutes.
Mario will get burn at the 3 I promise...I think Trent will get more minutes at the 2 than you have there when CJ and the bench are out there and I think Ant gets some burn off the ball
Trent is too small. Little is a zero on the floor.
both are Wes Mathews sized players
Mario MIGHT get burn at the 3, but he SHOLDN'T - hence the title thread...
I think Mario is way too slow to play the three effectively. just my opinion based on limited knowledge.
I've mentioned...we used Mario and Tolliver as forwards out of necessity but Mario is a natural 3 and he'll need to put 100 percent effort into defending superstar SFs we're going to face...play to his strengths.....people mostly bash Mario because of his early play with Tolliver in the paint....it was bad...Zach is back now and Nurk….we don't need to use him that way...he's very strong on defense but he shouldn't be shooting much at all...he'll be a bench rotation player
Trent plays bigger than his listed size. He's strong. He'd be fine at SF. Little is better than Hezonja. Average defender and shot 35% from 3 the last 3 months or so. Fixed his shot and started knocking some down and his off ball movement would be beautiful if paired with Nurk's high post passing.
How can you even judge him during that time as we had bench players starting and others that should be at the end of the bench playing minutes. We are much deeper now and can have a decent second unit. McCollum seldom had quality players on the floor with him.
here is the link i was originally looking at and it was last years stats, but still, a lot to ask for a kid in the G league to be a worthwhile rotation player.
And it'll be a huge mistake.
So you think Ant plays primarily when CJs off the floor? Or does CJ play PG with Ant at SG?
The one thing that I saw Herzonja do towards the end of the season that seemed to work, is push the ball up court quickly and create a shot for others. It was effective too. The Blazers need to push the ball more regardless who brings it up. Simons actually slowed things down on occasion as he dribbles looking for seams and a way to get his shot off. I just hope we speed up our tempo, we have the players to do it, yeah certain players will sacrifice shots but that ok and will make us more dangerous.
Melo 20 minutes lolll sativa or indica
I think Trent will start at SF but with the bench play SG.....I think Mario will be a Bench SF and only in the game for defense....his offense won't be a factor...like Chief and I don't think Little is a fraction of the defender Mario is...yet..but I see Little getting some rotation minutes...Stotts will play his vets over his rookies all day long...against Lebron or Kawhi I want Mario defending...not Little...they'll eat Little's lunch but I agree Trent can hang with the big boys...I just think he'll be playing the 2 guard with the second unit
Melo will start I believe but in Noah Vonleh fashion...sit quickly with 6 minutes left in the first qtr
and the same in the 3rd qtr
What about Biggie, I have not heard if he will be part of Orlando?
I added him after the original post.....look at my last post
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