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?

This poll will close on Oct 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM.
  1. Point Guard

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  2. Shooting Guard

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  1. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Thanks!
     
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    Well there is a dark underside to "Patreon". It's more the way the are feeding off the donation side.
    Donations should be just that "Donations". But they bleed 5-20% off the donation and then the user can elect to take their cut also. But i assume there must be a good use for this to fund certain You Tube type things. I mean they got to have some avenue to earn something. There is no "Free Internet".
     
  3. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Well yeah, of course they take a cut. But it wasn't about Patreon, it was about is using Patreon with "copyrighted" content, which is silly because our channel has made the NBA a solid $5,000 or so in one year.
     
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    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    I didn't know they were kosher now. I always knew them to be basically pirated footage.

    You know the line, rebroadcasts are not allowed without the express written consent of the nba.
     
  5. BonesJones

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    Lmao. It's definitely not pirated.

    Yes it's a gray area but they basically give their consent by copyright claiming our videos for their own monetary gain.

    For you to be bothered by that is weird.
     
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    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    Okay, thank you for clarifying it.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    do they also copyright claim your analysis ? or just the highlights
     
  8. BonesJones

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    They've claimed my highlights too for the footage. They miss some videos, but we don't monetize videos through YouTube's system.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    https://bleacherreport.com/articles...-who-should-demand-a-trade-this-season#slide2

    NBA Superstars Who Should Demand a Trade This Season

    Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers





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        Damian Lillard privately met with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen in January "to gather an understanding of the organization's direction," according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Lillard reportedly asked for a second meeting in May, per John Canzano of the Oregonian, although he denied that rumor.

        But considering Lillard is making preseason comments like this, we know he's at least given thought to his future with the organization:

        "For me, I have never asked for a trade or been in a position where I was like, 'I'm going to tell them to trade me' because I’m all about the challenge. But there's also the other side: My family is happy here, I'm happy with my situation here. So if a situation was ever to come up, or if I felt disrespected, or I wasn't valued or they felt like it was time for me to move on, then that would be the time. But I don't feel that way."

        There's a lot to be said for the consistency of "pretty good," and the Blazers have been reliably competitive with Lillard and the current core. Portland has made the playoffs in five straight seasons.

        Suppose 2018-19 doesn't start out so well, though. We would normally just wait for the Blazers to go on a monthlong run, probably sometime around January, as has been typical. But last spring's playoff sweep changed things. It proved Portland is systemically vulnerable in a postseason series, even against sub-contender-level opposition, which could trigger a sense of hopelessness this season.

        From Lillard's perspective, what's the point of scrapping for a win total in the mid-40s if you know it won't matter once the playoffs roll around? The Blazers are fundamentally unchanged from last year, so why expect a better result, especially seeing as they won two more regular-season games than their differential suggested they should have in 2017-18?

        If Lillard is happy in Portland, he should stay put. If he wants something more than also-ran status as he heads deeper into his late 20s, he should consider agitating for a move.

        He's been loyal and professional enough to have earned that right.
     
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    This is pretty much my feeling also.
    The Blazers are not only unchanged but they also let Davis go. I just cannot see them being much better this year.
     
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    Trash article
     
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    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    I disagree. It's pretty open and honest. It's an opinion piece so not sure how you get "Trash" out of it?
     
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    I know. I'm going to write a players who shouldn't demand a trade this season article and make Dame #1
     
  14. BonesJones

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    Any article that recommends players to demand trades (especially if they rank the ones they should), is trash.

    I wish the media would talk more about basketball.
     
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    Lol.
     
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    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Your

    font

    is

    very

    large.

    Are

    you

    compensating

    for

    something?


     
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    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    The "I wish" part of your comment is another opinion. One that i happen to agree with but nonetheless an opinion.
    His point however is made very clear. And he is honest about the way he came up with it. So it seems.
     
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    It's just a horrible pretense for an article.
     

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