Game Thread SEEDING GAME# 5: CLIPPERS @ BLAZERS - AUGUST 8, 2020 - SATURDAY, 10:00AM, TNT & NBCSNW

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What do you see as Gary Trent Jr's future career as a Blazer?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2020.
  1. SG of the future

    37.3%
  2. SF of the future.

    29.4%
  3. 6th man of the future.

    31.4%
  4. In the bench rotation, but not as a 6th man.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Out of the bench rotation.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Future trade piece.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Let go into Free Agency when his current contract runs out

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other. Please specify.

    2.0%
  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    My Bubble insiders tell me that The Claw is taking the day off.
     
  2. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Love it when we play other teams who always seem to be missing key players. I’ll take it FAMS!
     
  3. Nhawz

    Nhawz Lickety Brindle

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  4. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    That's garbage how they minimize our game thinking we cant win without help, but I'll take it.
     
  5. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    With Whiteside out and how the clippers play, assuming they play their starters, I really hope Mario doesn’t gobble up any minutes and Stotts actually lets Wenyen or Nas play.

    edit: just saw Kawhi is out. Free Wenyen!
     
  6. WesleyMatthews

    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    I dont think they believe we have zero chance against Kawhi.

    We have a better chance without playing him.

    Go Zers!
     
  7. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    No kawhi

     
  8. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    Ups, didnt see that.
     
  9. BlazerBeav

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    The Kawhi news is tempered by this fact:

    Scott Foster is officiating today's game.

    Morning drinking it is.
     
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    Teams are like let’s make it easy for Portland to get in we want lakers to suffer lol
     
  11. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    Last game Dame got a lot of calls, maybe the NBA realized that the Pelicans won't make it to the Playoffs, and they know the majority of nba fans want to see the Blazers against the Lakers (in the past few days we got a lot of national media attention) and Silver makes sure we get to the Playoffs
     
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    *lights bowl*
     
  13. WesleyMatthews

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    Glad Kawhi is sitting.

    I'd be pretty pissed if I was a Suns/Spurs fan.

    Suns could go 8-0 and miss the playin.
     
  14. Labinot41

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    Spurs played against a G-League Jazz team, they have no right to be pissed
     
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  15. B-Roy

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    Phoenix will get the Heat without Jimmy Butler too.
     
  16. wizenheimer

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    yeah, so far in the bubble the Blazers have had the good fortune to be playing against teams missing a lot of starting level players. What appeared to be a really tough bubble schedule has been easier

    kind of makes up for 66 games without Nurk, 63 games without Zach, and 45 games without Hood. And of course, Portland could have Ariza, and he would really change the make-up of the Blazer rotation.

    Hood + Ariza with an emerging Trent and a healthy Nurk, and Dame leading the way? Only a 43 year gap between 1976 and 2020

    I do think it's damn funny that other teams appear to be sand-bagging the Lakers into facing Portland in the 1st round. In a few months Portland has gone from a team nobody wanted to watch to one nobody wants to face
     
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  17. B-Roy

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    Excited to see how GT guards PG today.
     
  18. illmatic99

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    Think the narrative is overblown. Lebron and AD would absolutely destroy us. I can see us getting maybe 2 games if everything broke right. The Ariza absence is massive, and that is more an indictment on Neil's ineptitude than anything that we are THIS reliant on a 35 yr old we picked up off the trash heap. Barkley is talking out his ass when he says we can beat them. Not with our defense.
     
  19. HolyBackboard

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    To be fair, it was upsetting to see the Spurs play the Jazz yesterday with Utah sitting four starters. All teams vying for a play-in playoff spot have had some form of help. Now, we just have to take advantage.
     
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    They just want us to beat the Lakers in the first round so they don't have to
     
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