Poll: If Dame Doesn't Ask Out

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by wizenheimer, Mar 25, 2023.

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What Should Portland Do If Dame Wants to Stay?

  1. Don't trade Dame if he doesn't ask to be traded

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  2. Trade Him Whether He Wants it or Not

    16.9%
  1. STOMP

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    Whatever your definition of "crushing it" might be, in my fantasy league on yahoo Grant is rated #59 this season while Ant is #102. For fantasy purposes in my league only, I would describe #59 as okay and #102 as someone that should be dropped yesterday

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    the ridiculous offseason posting time has officially begun.

    Come on Joe, turn this dreck water into delicious wine tomorrow or we're going to be really really disappointed

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    Package me up a bottle of some Wembanyama please!
     
  4. B-Roy

    B-Roy If it takes months

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    He's not asking out. The only way he would leave is if the team chose to go a different direction.
     
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    I think you're right. I think what will happen is if Cronin doesn't do what he's said told Dame he will do, then Dame will ask Jody and Bert to fire him or get him some help and that might lead to the team trading Dame without him requesting it.

    Either way, I don't see us using and keeping both picks in this draft, sitting on our future picks and having Dame end next season with us but I could be wrong. For the record I think Joe is going to make a big move or more on or right before draft day but we'll all have to wait and see.
     
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    I'm thinking a little differently.

    It's probably true that Portland won't use both draft picks, even though the 23rd pick would offer the Blazers a low-cost player for 4 years. The best use of that pick may be to use it to leverage the Bulls and end the stupid obligation against all future Blazers first's

    but I am not expecting any big move. Not because Cronin isn't looking for one; but because I suspect he's running up against the same wall he has already run up against. That being the rest of the NBA doesn't value Portland's assets high enough to offer a good trade. I think the Blazers only have 3 assets with any significant positive value: Dame, Sharpe, and their pick. For the rest it's neutral or negative value

    and my guess is that Cronin has been communicating that to Dame
     
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    At this point it's just wait and see.
     

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