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

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  1. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure we even ran an offense. The starters just seemed to go through the motions in their 15 minutes together. (Although Zach played hard)
    But overall when you play 17 players in a game.....that's what you often get.
     
  2. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I consider that the Curtains UP. I believe they pull them up from up above.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    They referenced after the practices last week that they only focused on defense. Wonder if they've even put in any sets
     
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    They all said they haven't put in any sets yet...just simple reads
     
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    in this case, 20th, lol
     
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    so last night i posted on the blazers forum FB page:

    "fire everyone and blow up the team. might as well sell it. season over"

    there were soooo many people who took me serious, it was unbelievable. woke up this morning to the admin deleting my post.

    people on that page need a sense of humor.
     
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    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    he has a PO of 28.4M....would Portland even want to pay that or sign him to a new deal?

    if he opts in, the Blazers would be at 120M in guaranteed salary and that's only for 8 players. That's 4M over the projected cap and only about 17-18M below the tax line. And the NBA is talking about lowering the projection because of the potential loss of revenue from the China controversy

    and it wouldn't include Hood, Bazemore, Skal, or Hezonja, and I suspect Portland has a wink & nod agreement with Hood for a sizable bump in pay

    that would very likely put them over the tax line for the 3rd straight season, meaning they'd be in the repeater tax when Dame's and CJ's next contracts kick in at 75M for just the two of them
     
  8. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    True. But comparing an undrafted rookie to a late lotto pick isn't exactly fair to Brown. Nothing should be expected to him and anything he becomes is just gravy, if we do indeed keep him.
     
  9. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    If that dude ever makes $40 million in this league i would be highly surprised. If he ever even makes a team he will have come a long way.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Meyers Leonard Pulled in 11 boards and scored 5 in 24 mins as a starter against the Spurs last night.
    The real story was Jones, Dragic, Herro and Waiters in a blowout win. The Heat second unit is no joke at all.
    Winslow, Robinson and Butler in the starting unit Haslem and Olynyk sat out.
    Something tells me the Heat will be very good this year. Meyers will be a big part of that.
     
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    He went 4 for 7 from 3 their first game....he's going to feast in the east
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    I have to admit to a little buyer's remorse last night. After watching Whiteside's "performance", I found myself wondering if a Collins/Leonard/Gasol center rotation wouldn't look a lot better than what we saw on the court. My better angels are telling me that it's going to take some time, but man, that was ugly.
     
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    Whiteside has a gimpy ankle and didn't want a setback in a meaningless game...Collins played with a sore middle finger...they'll be better. Pau is really going to help Zach and Skal bigtime
     
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    ‘‘Twas simply a joke, I’m actually gonna miss the goofy bastard.
     
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  15. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I figured as much. I was just picking up conversation on Meyers because the guy has been doing well. I think he will have a good year if he stays healthy.
     
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    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    I also think he will have a good year, and will most likely play the most minutes of his career. I'm happy for him. Yeah, he's goofy and a bit out of touch with reality, but he never stopped working his ass off to improve, even when he was literally playing like the human embodiment of dog shit with a Johnny Bravo haircut. Count me as someone who loves a good redemption story through hard work and perseverance.
     
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    If the Blazers were playing the Heat last night, Meyers would've dropped 60 on us with how open we were leaving the 3 point shooters.
     
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    Is it to early to be concerned about Whiteside?
     
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    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    Yes.
     
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