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)
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  6. Future trade piece.

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

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

    2.0%
  1. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    CJ was coming up big today, he does that in big games. Dame had a so so game. Nurk had a number of finger roll close to the hoop misses. Zman hasn't been help on the o side of the ball.
    They knew we were a live by die by the 3 so once they got close they went inside and we missed s few threes and close in shots.
     
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  2. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    I agree. I'm as frustrated as anyone else. But i don't get the "blow this team up" thing.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Btw- wouldn’t it be nice if we could blow out a team?? I’m sick of these close games.
     
  4. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Yeah do that make some other moves... I wouldn't love it but if we had some depth Dame/Nurk/Draymond/Gary core would be pretty damn scary for the rest of the league. Bring back Ariza, bring Zach off the bench. See what happens with Hood. Get a legit backup PG with the MLE. Rotation of Dame, Gary, Ariza, Draymond, Nurk, MLE PG, Zach, healthy Hood and maybe if Nas and Wenyen could give us some good minutes we would be a legit contender next year.
     
  5. beast crnjo

    beast crnjo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe its time to bench collins and start little at sf.
     
  6. oldmangrouch

    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    I wonder how many fan bases attack the folks who want the team to improve and succeed?

    Pretty sad. :rolleyes2:
     
  7. Portland2014

    Portland2014 Well-Known Member

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    Butler was right about Collins
     
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    perkinsfor3 Well-Known Member

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    gotta give nas some reps though if we want to use him in the playoffs...
     
  9. wizenheimer

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    total number of NBA games:

    Zach Collins 170
    Gary Trent 72
     
  10. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    I think the bubble is going to effect players mental focus, as time goes on.
     
  11. tykendo

    tykendo Don't Tread On PDX

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    It's because a lot of those same fans talk uber amounts of crap about the team after a loss, and are MIA after a win.
     
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    I don't buy the development bullshit. Players that are good show it within the first 3 years. Its VERY rare beyond that.
     
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    George admitted clippers practically gave us the game and we didn’t know what to do with it lol
     
  14. CupWizier

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    and who doesn't want to the team to succeed and improve? Your post makes no sense and not even relevant to what I posted. I saw several posters ready to quit on the team and giving up. Thankfully the players don't have that attitude.
     
  15. oldmangrouch

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    What's to get? During the run to the WCF, the Blazers were playing well as a team. There was a definite sense that the whole (while flawed) was playing greater than the sum of the parts. This season has had the opposite feel. Even when they win, it seems to be a product of individuals (usually Dame) playing really well, but with indifferent support. The pieces don't seem to fit together right.

    When the roster is dysfuntional, the only solution is to change the roster.
     
  16. tykendo

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    apparently Morris and Green didn't get the message.
     
  17. Orion Bailey

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    we had four different guys score 2o or more points today, with some great cutting and passing.
    I don't agree with your premise.
    Ive seen great team ball overall compared to years past.
     
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    I know I'm not off the bandwagon. Before the Clippers were sitting everyone, I had this down as a loss anyway and still thought we'd make the playoffs. So we should still make the playoffs but that's not enough for me. CJ is a bad fit on this team and I have been saying that for four or five years now. The guy is an amazing scoring guard with the ball in his hands which is completely redundant when paired with Dame. Then there is the fact that he is an absolutely terrible defender which Dame isn't a good enough defender to make up for. So, especially with the emergence of Gary Trent Jr. you really need to trade CJ and try to get a three and D SF who is at CJ's talent level or maybe just a little worse if you can save some money. We might also want to get Dame an actual backup at PG. If we do those things and get one other role playing front court player this team will be moving forward in the direction of a championship and that's all I want. I'm not fickle, I'm actually really consistent with my fandom.
     
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    Hey, I hate losses as much as the next guy, but that will never change my support for the team and rooting them on. It's pretty disgusting how some of these posters respond to a defeat. To me, being a fan for a team is like a marriage vow, for better or for worse.
     
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    4 guys scored 80+ points - and we still lost to a team that was only half trying. What does that say about the rest of the roster?
     

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