Poll o' the day: Young players/assets

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, May 19, 2020 at 9:53 AM.

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You only get to keep one

  1. Anfernee Simons

    18.2%
  2. Nassir Little

    12.1%
  3. Gary Trent Jr.

    69.7%
  4. Our pick in this year's draft (assume we do NOT move up in the lottery)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    Suppose the Blazers are about to do a great trade and the other team demands three out of the four of the following. Which would you pick for us to keep?
     
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    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    Please do not question the terms of the poll. If you don't like 'em, make your own.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    Gary Trent Jr. for sure. He has the makings of a good three-and-D player, which is absolute gold in this league. Simons and Little have a greater upside perhaps, but a much lower chance of realizing it, in my opinion.

    The draft pick, who knows--but it's going to be low lottery in a weak draft.
     
  4. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Great Question!

    Okay, I take it back... Snob....
     
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    Agree and that's who I chose, but man it was hard to chose him over Simons.
     
  6. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    I admit that Trent is probably the most useful RIGHT NOW. But at the same time I think Little has greater defensive potential, is more athletic, and I believe that spot-up three point shooting is the most easily learned skill, and Trent still has regrettable gunning tendencies. It's as if when he receives the ball his brain goes into shutdown except for the part of it telling him "shoot it. SHOOT IT."
     
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    I also have to go with Trent. I don’t see Simons any more than a 6th man/scoring machine. And Little may have the highest upside but he got a lot of work to do before he can become at least a solid rotation player. With Trent he is, in my opinion, already contributing solid basketball. And he’s still only 21. Already a good 3D guard. I think Trent may surprise a lot of us with how good he become. I think he can become as good as Klay Thompson, obviously not as great as a shooter but impact wise yes.
     
  8. PtldPlatypus

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    See, I was having trouble choosing between him and Little. Simons fell out of favor really quickly.
     
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  9. Rastapopoulos

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    Yes, funny to see Simons doing so poorly. Remember this?
     
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    I was there with @TorturedBlazerFan and @trailblazer18. I was actually more impressed with Skal's performance than Simons'.
     
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    I just see Simon's demeanor being much like Dames and if he has someone like Dame in his ear, pushing him... gives me really high hopes. This is his third year. I hope we give him that one more year. You know what they say about that year.

    BUT.... it looks like its becoming fairly unanimous that we all know the top guy in the list. :)
     
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    Trent
    Little
    Simons- really have no issues including him in a package for an upgrade
    draft pick- let it go.....this is Dames window
     
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    Gary has the "Eye of a Tiger".
    Billups predicted he would be the steal of the 2nd round.
     
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    I still have Simons 1st on the list.
    I have Trent a close 2nd, then Lkittle. I don't really care about the draft pick.
     
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    Funny to see zero for the draft pick. I bet if I asked again just before we get to pick, knowing that most of you have been falling in love with a player who is available, you'd all change your minds.
     
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    Simons has highest upside.
    It's possible Gary has highest trade value.

    I'm using Value_team/Trade_value, and it's Simons on that metric, IMHO.
     
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    Disagree. I think most people realize if we are going to do anything with Dame at this point, that pick will be needed to improve guys next year and the year after. Not in 3-5.
     
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    You're talking rationally. The love people feel for players they have read up about online and seen do cool things in College/Euro games is not rational.
     
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    Which reminds me: where IS Fez these days?
     
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    HA! They are all in the OT. They will be back. ;)
     

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