Game Thread PRESEASON GAME# 3: JAZZ @ BLAZERS - OCTOBER 7, 2018 - SUNDAY, 6:00 PM (PST), NBATV & NBCSNW

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What will be Donovan Mitchell's main position for his career in the NBA?

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  1. Point Guard

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  1. Driew

    Driew Well-Known Member

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    It's preseason--I'd wait a few weeks into the regular season before I start freaking out about Collins. Just my advice though.
     
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    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    Zach turns 21 in November. The Blazers will be on a five game road trip and he will be in New York. They have that day off (Nov 19th). After that he will be a totally different player..... I don't know???? It sounded good in my head.
     
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    You joke?
     
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    Unless by weeks you mean years, I don't understand what you're saying at all. You expect him to look drastically different from what we've seen in a few weeks from now? How come? Hey, I want good things from Zach, but I'd just like them before Dame retires.
     
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    I hate our bench!

    At least waive Leonard and Biggie already, i'm tired of all these placeholder players every year.

    Why didn't we get Jahlil Okafor?
     
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    Okafor is your solution? He sucks too and is hurt again.
     
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    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    I never look at that new-fangled stat. Subtract 1 3/4 minutes (from 4:30 to 2:45 left in the game) and you get a different picture. We were outscored by about 17 points then. (estimates; I didn't look them up.)
     
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    Labinot41 The allways positive PTB Fan from Germany

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    Okafor is unplayable in Todays nba, like Swanigan and Meyers
     
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    Curry will play better, and probably Staukas. ET (gasp) will contribute. Zach can only go up. I refuse to be negative about the Hammer. But yeah, the ceiling looks low on this group.
     
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    I watch the replay last night watch Zach what he was doing and there not much he didn't do wrong. Defensely when play the center position there wasn't many layups in there. Utah penetrated a lot to the basket but when they got to Zach they usually pass the ball out. Offense he was 2-3 from the floor properly could took another shot but pass up the shot. The last 2 games he been 6-7 from the floor. Now the questionable thing is his hands where he had 2 turnovers. He can rebound better but most of the time he was guarding the perimeter so it hard to gets rebounds from there and when he played center that when Utah was hitting all those 3 points shots. You got remember he is the 4 or 5 option on offense.
     
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    What also seen last night was how the Blazers ran there offense for 3 QT. Lot cuts that gave them a lot scoring opportunity. Dame and CJ got points through the offensive. Nurk really have slow down on the offensive but still have questionable hands like Zach. Dame and CJ really made Rubio and Mitchell look bad out there on the floor. While Nurk hitting those 3 that really opens the floor up last night that made Gobert not the rim protector last night. Layman looks a lot better this year but for him to see the floor this year he will probably have to play some stretched 4 due to Harkless and Turner will get all the 3 minutes.
     
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    Zach obviously still doesn't have a go-to move on offense. He looks scared to make mistakes, even in garbage time when Simons has the green light to go off.

    I really wish they ran some plays for him where they could get him open for a 18-foot jumper around the elbow. Right now he doesn't have the handle or aggressiveness to get his own shot. The coaches need to recognize that, especially in the last preseason games, and get him involved.
     
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    You praise him, so you must have meant to type did.
     
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    CJ Career AST% - 17.2%
    CJ Career TOV% - 10.2%
     
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    If this is him playing well, we are fucked. Zach had 5 turnovers last night and 5 fouls, zero blocks, zero steals and whopping 4 rebounds.
     
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    I'm actually shocked I didn't wake up to a Simons is an all star thread.
     
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    Then you look at the game different then I do.
     
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    That 3pt shot looks legit. Would open up so much for our offense if he can hit ~35% on a few attempts a game.

     
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    Lighten up Francis . I grew up seeing those commercials and your name is similar. And as far as The HCP not being funny, google me rook!
    And if this is all a joke and you DO sell cars, hook a brother up. Looking to upgrade the old A6 to a newer model. DM me FAMS!
     
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    5 turnovers. 5 fouls. 0 blocks. 0 steals. What's there to see differently? He objectively had a terrible game.
     
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