Game Thread Preseason Game #1: Nuggets @ Blazers - Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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  1. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Yeah. It was to be expected.
     
  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Also curious to see how David Vanterpool's departure affects Simons' development.
     
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  3. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    My Family and Other Animals was one of my favorite books growing up and I kind of hate what they did with it. The mother was not a sexy youngish love interest, she was just comic relief (and a bit of an alcoholic).
     
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    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    Have to agree. The Nuggets played without their best player (who is a genuine MVP candidate) and didn't break a sweat. We've got all our hopes hanging on Simons and Porter is like Durant Jr.

    Helps that they actually have a POINT GUARD ON THE BENCH, something we haven't had in years.

    Hm. I think we MIGHT kick into gear after the All-Star break.
     
  5. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Cautiously optimistic Leeds United Fan

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    I'm with you, except I have the terrible feeling that if we got Porter he'd turn out to be Evan Turner.
     
  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Why is that? He's a career 40.5% 3pt shooter, of which 93% of his makes have been assisted. He's the definition of a corner catch and shoot guy, which is essentially all we would ever ask of him on offense. Just having him run to the wings and corners alone would improve our spacing immensely.

    And he can swing to 3/4 on defense and somewhat help with the likes of Bron/PG/Kawhi/et al alongside Bazemore/Hood/Nurk.

    If CHI would just comply, I can't find a more perfect fit.
     
  7. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I been wondering that pretty much all summer. @Chris Craig had a pretty good answer on his site.
     
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    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    Nate McMillan would say we should have won this game. We had two more rebounds than them, two less turnovers and shot six more free throws. Unfortunately, Nate, we only shot 20% from three.
     
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  9. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    And like 33% overall lol
     
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    The one thing? He he.
     
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  11. Jon

    Jon mr. 300

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    so, another Meyers?
     
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    That was pretty bad of me.
     
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    This is a problem Hassan has had his entire career. At this point I’m more inclined to believe it’s his own issue rather then give him the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    I don't know what he did over the off-season but that was the best Meyers has looked in a long time.

    :drumroll:
     
  15. TorturedBlazerFan

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    You heard me!... you read it! Lol
    It was definitely the thing I agreed with the most. That wasnt like dead obvious (at least to me). Lol
     
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    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    No, it was perfect. I loved it.
     
  17. illmatic99

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    Those were some of the worst airballs I've ever seen in an NBA game.

    He actually backs a company that makes tech to track shot trajectory, arch, etc. His display yesterday can't be good for business.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    When we played the Suns in the MC during the 40th Anniversary season, the curtains were up. Not sure why they didn't do it again.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Curtains were down.

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  20. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    You never know with a project big. I would suggest just letting the guy be who he is for a bit and see if he improves. It's not that hard. Not like you need your 15th man to play anyways.
     
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