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  1. Mike Stuart

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    funny how Dame is having an absolutely abysmal season, but receives no criticism.

    its not just his shooting %, his overall effort is garbage. His attitude is appalling to watch, it is simply unbelievable we paid this much money to someone who cares this little.

    He spent more time this off season making music videos than rehabbing a core injury. He has more rap albums than second round playoff appearances, but we’re all supposed to pretend he is some Kobe Bryant type talent because he hits a 30 foot three once in the blue.

    I would trade Lillard for Simmons straight up. It’s clear he has no intention on bringing this city a championship and is very content to fade into the sunset, getting high/drunk, cheating on his wife, cashing in on corny white lib dorks from Portland buying his shoes/jersey, and collecting interest on the half billion dollars Portland paid him.

    He seems more interested in his mediocre rap career than his fading NBA career at this point, and he will probably be hosting the 4 Bar Friday show on BET within a year or two.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    congratulations, your first 2 posts are 2 of the dumbest posts ever. Hat trick on the way?
     
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    And you would trade for Simmons because i guess you like the attitude he has shown and his hard working character. He also scores less points in 4th quarter than the rap albums Lillard has.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    It might be better for that coach, but I think with Damian playing the way he's playing, the team would suffer greatly under those coaches.

    And I bet their records would be similar to what Billups is, but instead of 1-10 on the road and 10-3 at home, it'd be something like 8-5 at home and 3-8 on the road.
     
  6. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Having a bad season is different than what CJ, Nurk and Covington are doing
     
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    Just imagine.....

    You have a business that pays 7 and 8 figure salaries and a manager that coddles the employees and is never critical of their failures. Then you replace him with a new manager - and he immediately uses the "A" word. (accountability) But hey, let's blame the new manager and ignore the obvious possibility that the spoiled rotten employees are sabotaging him.
     
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    that's too easy a blame game and it essentially assassinates the character of a lot of Blazers. I seriously doubt that any Blazer, except for possibly RoCo are deliberately trying to poison the well

    I'm sorry, but Billups is not without fault here. Obviously, the roster is imbalanced in many areas and flat-out broken in others. That's a given. But, coaching 101 says you have to adapt your schemes and philosophy to the available talent and not be so stubborn you try and jam square pegs in round holes. Billups' defense isn't working and he's not dealing with the defense of Kanter and Melo like Stotts was. I haven't seen any real adjustment to scheme since the season began.

    Last season, Portland's historically bad defense was 3.5 points worse than the average defense and 8.9 points worse than the best defense. This season, the Blazer D is 5.3 points worse than the average defense and 13.1 worse than the best defense. For fucksakes...they've actually trotted out a worse defense this season, relative to the rest of the league, than they did last year. Maybe it will get better as the season progresses and Portland possibly gets healthy again. But the fact that the defense actually got worse without Dame & Simons is not a good sign
     
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    Nurkic spends the game missing point blank shots? Bullshit. Dude was 6 for 7 around the rim in the Celtics game and is finishing at, by far a career best rate.
     
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    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    You have to play with energy running the scheme Chauncey runs. You have to cover more ground. I think he's running the right stuff, but we have guys on this team that aren't fully bought in on the defensive side of the ball. As a coach, if players won't buy into playing the right way, you gotta ship them out. CJ, RoCo, whoever. Would rather try and play the right way, fail, and identify the problems than settle for what we did last year.
     
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    when anyone mentions anything about Dame there is a witch hunt and you lambasted. I guess he can get paid hundreds of millions of dollars for playing basketball give poor effort and get not backlash for some reason.
     
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    right is not an objective word, unless it's the opposite of left

    pretty sure there's not one single way to defend...the "right" way can take many forms depending on the players. Good defense requires position, reaction, speed, length. I think Portland has deficits in those areas

    and just maybe, you shouldn't implement a new defense all at once. Instead of installing 100% of a new defense. maybe it's better to try 30% first to see if it matches the personnel.
     
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  15. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yes
     
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    Quick's commentary makes a number of good ... yet mostly completely obvious points ... and coats it all heavily in hyperbole.

    Then again, IMO, Quick's a good writer who's never been particularly consistent in his takes. He seems to go for whatever is either a) going to drive people to the content at the moment or b) do what might ingratiate a subject to him.

    Now, as far as the Blazers go, a lot of forum members obviously have personal stakes in seeing certain people succeed or fail, so the narratives match that.

    The team is 11-13. It's a whole game out of fifth place and 2.5 out of HCA. That's with a brand-new coach with a completely different (and I think better, if you hope to actually go anywhere in the playoffs) style and a member of the NBA's all-75 years team playing hurt the whole season so far and eventually sitting out and trying to get right. He wasn't the only member of the rotation missing during the last two losses, either; it's hard to measure this team when you've had to deal with CJ's antics because no one else can get their shot and you've had to play Ben McLemore big minutes after he sat all but one game up to that point because Nas has been out, Ant's missed almost two full games and Norm came back from on injury and immediately broke his face in practice.

    With all that, two games under .500, would be a playoff team if the postseason started today with some pretty convincing wins over some really good teams to stand as a counter to some admittedly horrible losses. If I didn't follow the team and just read this board I'd think we were 3-21. Yeesh.
     
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    Dame is injured. He’s been injured all season though he won’t admit it. He was injured during the Olympics. Not being able to play up to your full potential because of injury sucks. Saying he’s giving poor effort because he’s injured is absurd.
     
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    Does that include Lillard, if he's not bought into playing defense the way Billups wants?
     
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    hes injured yes but some plays on defense he just gives up or doesnt try Idk how much of that is injury or lack of effort
     
  20. BonesJones

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    Well, not moving the ball, being the worst passing team in the league by design, and running drop scheme 99% of the time certainly isn't the right way to play.

    Some of the best defenders in the league are guys that aren't athletic or lengthy for their position. It helps, but a lot of it is effort, commitment, focus, and attention to detail. Little things that I thought this roster would embrace but haven't. That doesn't mean I think this roster is a top 10 defense based off of "defensive talent" or however you want to phrase it, but I still believe if they'd control the controllables, they could be between 10th and 15th which could be good enough given their offense. When they're not a top 10 defensively talented team and then they don't commit to doing what it takes to improve, you get a re-run of last year no matter what Chauncey does.

    Your last point I could get on board with... If what they ran last year matched the personnel at all.
     
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